Icelandic Horse Connection

Diagonal Advanced Placement in the Trot

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foot flicking, diagonal advance placement

Diagonal Advanced Placement is a deviation in the gait of trot, where one diagonal (either the front or hind) lands fractionally before the other.

DAP does not make a trot four-beat; the difference is generally only visible in pictures or slo-mo video, but some trots are obviously four-beat.

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diagonal advance placement

foot flicking
The above photo also shows footflicking.

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