trot

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trot

one of the natural gaits of the horse; a two-beat gait on alternating diagonals.

collected trot
the head is held well in and the horse is not permitted to fully extend its limbs. The gait can be very showy but not fast nor a great coverer of distance.
extended trot
not a racing trot in that the rhythm is not fast but the horse takes long strides and covers a lot of distance; the head and neck are extended.
References in classic literature ?
There's nothing,' said Toby, breaking forth afresh--but here he stopped short in his trot, and with a face of great interest and some alarm, felt his nose carefully all the way up.
To the furious gallop had succeeded the fast trot, and that had sunk to what might be scarcely called a trot at all.
Naseby appeared, with stooping shoulders and a heavy, bilious countenance, languidly rising to the trot.
Before Rostov had had time to consider and determine the distance of that firing, Count Ostermann-Tolstoy's adjutant came galloping from Vitebsk with orders to advance at a trot along the road.