C-Shaped Trail by Dog

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Rotatory Gallop Pattern
Trail left by an animal moving at a rotatory gallop.
Characterized by the following footfall sequence:  
1. right hind foot
2. foot left hind foot
3. a first (extended) suspension phase: all feet airborne and extended
4. left forefoot
5. right forefoot
6. a second (collected) suspension phase - all feet airborne and gathered under the body
The trail is in the shape of the letter C.
Also known as a C-shaped gallop pattern.
Cf. transverse gallop pattern