canter

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canter

a gallop at an easy pace. The rhythm is three-time, first one hind, then the opposite hind with the diagonal fore, then the opposite fore, the leading limb.

collected canter
the same action as a canter or gallop but at a very slow pace usually with the head carried high, with almost exaggerated movements but little forward progress, ideal for the showring.
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Richard Lambert, Fabre's travelling head lad, reported: "Flintshire cantered on the grass track over 1,400 metres.
We cantered her lightly for five furlongs today and we'll do another canter tomorrow.
Hair flying and arms akimbo, Tania Ozarek-Smyth cantered down the arena and around a barrel before charging back to her cheering teammates.