This trotting gait
is something deliberately bred for in this breed," says Kavalier, "because this type of motion, though powerful, is also energy saving, which means these dogs can hunt longer and harder than other breeds.
Many of these strategic changes are works in progress, including greater internationalisation of Victorian races and wagering, development of trotting gait
races and providing greater incentives to Victorian bred horses, Dr Napthine said.
Ivy, who has been competing since she was 9, put Awesome, a 10-year-old gelding, through his paces on Saturday, hooking him up to a small two-wheeled cart to compete in the country-pleasure driving category, a designation that requires a smooth yet lively trotting gait
There's nothing like going to a meeting and watching the drivers race on grass or hard track on their two-wheeled carts in an elegant trotting gait
Such fixtures would lead to a massive rise in profile for the sport, in which standardbred horses pull drivers in carts known as sulkies while maintaining either a pacing or trotting gait