amble

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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 ?
Sparsit still ambling on with her foot in her stirrup, looking quite cast down by the popular vices.
From him Malambruno stole him by his magic art, and he has him now in his possession, and makes use of him in his journeys which he constantly makes through different parts of the world; he is here to-day, to-morrow in France, and the next day in Potosi; and the best of it is the said horse neither eats nor sleeps nor wears out shoes, and goes at an ambling pace through the air without wings, so that he whom he has mounted upon him can carry a cup full of water in his hand without spilling a drop, so smoothly and easily does he go, for which reason the fair Magalona enjoyed riding him greatly.