The pattern of movement of animals during (terrestrial) locomotion.
Gaits used by cats and dogs include the walk, the amble, the pace, the trot, the canter and the gallop.
A phase of a gait when all four feet are off the ground.
Series of traces made by, and left behind by, an organism.
Includes track and sign.
Trail of a dog in sand.
A leaping gallop that has two suspension phases, and is characterized by the following footfall sequence:
1. right hind foot 2. left hind foot 3.first extended suspension phase (all feet airborne and extended) 4. left forefoot 5. right forefoot 6.second collected suspension phase (all feet airborne and gathered under the body)
A gallop in which at least one limb in on the ground at any one time.
This is more usually known as a canter, and is contrasted with the (full) gallop.
Footstep(s). The setting down of feet upon the ground.
The pattern of footfall constitutes the gait.
Relating to the same side of the body.
For example, ipsilateral limbs are limbs that are on the same side of the body.
The fastest gait of an animal.
There are two kinds of gallop: the supported gallop (canter) and the suspended gallop.
All four feet leave the ground simultaneously during the suspended gallop.