Hoofbeat (riding)

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Hoof beat lines at shoulder in.

The hoofbeat is the path the horse takes in the riding arena and thus the lines on which the horse makes its hoof prints . A horse that walks on two hoof beats does not base its hind hooves on the line that is described by the front hooves, but walks with those laterally offset, for example when walking sideways or when a horse is going wrong . When a horse is walking straight, one usually speaks of a hoofbeat, with a horse, shoulder-in goes, but then from two hoof beats, but three hoof beat lines on which the legs move (inner hind leg and outer front leg move directly behind each other, i.e. on one hoof beat line).

The hoof beat is the line at the edge of the riding arena that is used the most, as all the track figures touch it. In this context, one speaks of the first stroke when the rider stays outward as much as possible, the second stroke when he goes a horse's width in, the third when he goes two horse's width inward, and so on. Other distances between the hoof beats are also common and depend on the context.

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  1. Duden: Keyword Hufschlag .