Janet of the gaitedhorse list replies to "which gait":
Photo 1: I think this one has already been identified as a paso llano, right?
Photo 2: I think this is a running walk, because the front near leg is straight
up and down when the rear near leg is at it's furthest back point.
Photo 3 and 4: The angles of the legs in both pics look the same to me, but the
head and neck positions are very different. Also, the far front leg in pic 3 is
lifted much higher than the same leg in pic 4. So my guess is saddle rack in pic
3 and stepping pace in pic 4.
And I'm probably wrong on all counts, but this is fun, and I think I am learning
something, albeit very slowly (grins).
Janet you get the gold star -- BTW, way too many people would say that the
last horse in the pictures is doing a running walk ...
What makes the difference between his gait and the gait of the pinto is the
timing that is connected with the position of the front non supporting hoof.
The sorrel is going to hit the ground a lot faster than the pinto is with
that hoof, following the set down of the hind much more closely.
(the sorrel had a heck of a head non with this gait, and lots of overstride
... see what can happen when you don't look at legs? He had been shown and
won as a TWH, btw. This was taken just as we started the squaring up process
... he was better by the end of the clinic.)