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amble

a slower, non-racing version of pace gait in horses.

broken amble
has many characteristics of the amble but there are four beats to the gait with each foot contacting the ground independently. Called also single-foot.
References in classic literature ?
She did not perceive that she was talking like her father as the sleek geldings ambled in review before them.
She was silent, and the horse ambled along for a considerable distance, till a faint luminous fog, which had hung in the hollows all the evening, became general and enveloped them.
A large black bear made an early morning visit to a Leona Valley neighborhood, and residents were relieved when it ambled back into the hills.