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    Default Jogging - Trotting or Cantering?

    When a racehorse goes out to exercise in the morning and they say he "jogged one mile" what do they mean? He trotted a mile? He cantered a mile? Some combination of gaits faster than a walk and slower than a gallop?

    I know gallop and I know breeze, I've just been a little unclear about jog. I immediately think it means trot, but I've seen some articles recently that make me think it includes canter too.



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    Slow trot. Not a western jog.



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    Not a slow trot, jogging is just trotting. Most racehorses don't trot slow lol
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    I knew it wasn't a western jog, but for some reason I even doubted that it was a trot gait. I don't know what article it was but it made me think jogging could also be cantering. I'm glad I'm not going crazy.

    Are they usually ponied while jogging?



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    A jog is a trot but not a slow one. (A gallop on the track is basically a canter.)

    At least around here, only gallopers and workers go the right way in the morning. Joggers must backtrack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeBreeze View Post
    Not a slow trot, jogging is just trotting. Most racehorses don't trot slow lol
    lol! you're right! I guess I was thinking 'slow' trot as opposed to a Standardbred trot!



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    Jogging is trotting, as far as how fast, just depends on the horse! As a rider, I would try and get the horse to use himself correctly from behind and not let the horses get on the forehand. Of course there were some that just wanted to take a hold of the bit and drag you around.

    Galloping a racehorse is faster than a canter, and faster than an "open gallop" in the Hunter dicipline. It's truly a gallop, and working or breezing is still mostly contained unless you are really pushing one to go all out the last part of the breeze.

    Of course there are different speeds of "galloping", again, depends on where the horse is comfortable and what the trainer is looking to see that morning. Some do go around collected up and a lot slower, which I guess could be considered a canter.



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