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.
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It would trot and prance, perhaps; but it wouldn't eat oats," replied the boy, laughing at the idea.
When she saw him at the gate she would neigh with joy, and trot up to him.
To the furious gallop had succeeded the fast trot, and that had sunk to what might be scarcely called a trot at all.
The sound of horse's hoofs approaching at a trot along the line of hussars was heard, and out of the foggy darkness the figure of a sergeant of hussars suddenly appeared, looming huge as an elephant.
Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
At last it became evident that he was doing so, when apparently without cause, the filly raised her head, neighed and started off at a trot in the opposite direction, immediately followed, of course, by the colts and my stallion.
Petrushka drove his good mare in front at a brisk trot and kept shouting lustily.
He could have walked faster perhaps; most likely; but rob him of his trot, and Toby would have taken to his bed and died.
The intelligent little animals, relieved from our stupid supervision, trot off with their noses to the ground, like hounds on the scent.