This picture of Patches in not ideal for determining angles etc, but I
extrapolated as best I could from his position.
This is what I see here, and how it relates to the gait he might do.
His neck and functional back are about the same length .. this allows him to
balance well and can contribute to the ability to round his back somewhat.
His loin is a little long in comparison to his functional back, but not
extremely so. This allows some less than round back position to be easy for
His humerus and shoulder incline him to a longer, lower step more than they
do to a high, short step. A hint that the rack may be difficult for him.
That humerus will be more upright when his front leg is vertical, obviously,
but it won't be short and I don't think it will be very upright.
His femur and gaskin are about equal. He won't take a long step in back, and
won't be choppy in his hindquarters, either. Might limit his ability to do
a long strided running walk, but not enough to prevent him from doing the
His hip is a little short for his body length, making it harder for him to
travel round. Again, a sign that he is going to be gaited and maybe
laterally gaited rather than fox trotting when he moves.
His hip socket is placed a little toward the rear .. inclines him to travel
in something other than a rounded position.
Overall, his conformation inclines him to do a running walk (trail type) or
maybe a "slick" or running walky fox trot, but he should not be overly
trotty or pacey. He might rack but not with great ease.
Of course, what he does will depend on how he uses that nice neck, and what
happens with his belly muscles and hindquarters.