Story: Horse and greyhound racing

Trotting and pacing

Trotting and pacing

The difference between trotting and pacing gaits can be seen in these two pictures. A trotter's front and back legs move forwards on alternate sides (top), while a pacer's front and back legs move forwards on the same side (bottom).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Damer Farrell Collection (PA-Group-00329)
Reference: PADL-000334
Photographs by Damer Farrell

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Development of harness racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38999/trotting-and-pacing (accessed 21 July 2019)

Story by Mary Mountier, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 4 Nov 2015