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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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Known for its durability and cost efficiency, the Canter is offered in 4.
He said: "The Racecourse Side-based trainers didn't want the third canter built as we would rather have them spend the money on a long-proposed canter on our side.
CANTER Levin and Berg launched a new series of free employment seminars delivered by the firm's new head of department, Will Burrows, and solicitor John Booth.
Yeah," Canter said, "but we still have your returns for you to sign from last year.
The new Canters are also used to carry the council's integrated street cleansing and grounds maintenance crews, all of their equipment and all of the litter and dumped items they collect.
Michael Bell said: "It's a real boon having this and as well as freeing up the canter it's safer for horses than some of the other walking grounds at this time of year, many of which are frozen.
You go for quality,'' said Canter, 69, whose sons Marc and Gary and daughter Jacqueline now run the show.
Nick Patton, gallops manager for Jockey Club estates, said: "It doesn't look like we'll be opening the grass canter on Monday as the temperatures are expected to get down to -4C next week with an icy blast from the north.
Now JCE has identified a strip of land adjacent to the pumping station near the A14 to put down a four-and-a-halffurlong all-weather canter to match the one on Warren Hill.
Nick Patton, training grounds manager for Jockey Club Estates, said: "We have marked out the grass canter on Warren Hill and it will be open for use on Wednesday, although we are forecast frost.
The Oaks winner did not canter yesterday but trainer William Haggas said everything was fine with the filly and she would take her chance in the race alongside fellow British challenger Snow Fairy.
Nick Patton, training grounds manager for Jockey Club Estates, said: "We hope to have the grass canter on Warren Hill open on Tuesday and many of the trainers have said they can't wait to get on it.