Why is a horses trot stride called 3 beat?

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Interested to know the answer. I suspect it’s because front and diagonal hind touch the ground at the same time?

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  1. A horse trot stride is called 2 beat because every time they take a step, one foot always lands on the ground first.

    This also means that one of their front toes will touch the ground at the same time as its hind foot touches

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