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gallop

the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds
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Half a dozen times spurs and quirt bit into him, and then Daylight settled down to enjoy the mad magnificent gallop.
He did it on a gallop, breaking the gallop off short by fore legs stiffly planted.
Frou-Frou started into a gallop, her left foot forward, made two bounds, and fretting at the tightened reins, passed into a jolting trot, bumping her rider up and down.
To the furious gallop had succeeded the fast trot, and that had sunk to what might be scarcely called a trot at all.
Those animals which will not gallop away, but obstinately throw themselves on the ground, are by far the most troublesome.
The man judged with uncommon coolness the proper moment for slipping off, not an instant before or after the right time; and as soon as the horse got up, the man jumped on his back, and at last they started at a gallop.
I have seen an animal bounding with spirit, yet merely reined by a fore-finger and thumb, taken at full gallop across a courtyard, and then made to wheel round the post of a veranda with great speed, but at so equal a distance, that the rider, with outstretched arm, all the while kept one finger rubbing the post.
When a bullock is checked and caught by the lazo, it will sometimes gallop round and round in a circle, and the horse being alarmed at the great strain, if not well broken, will not readily turn like the pivot of a wheel.
ALTIOR "got a big tick" as the Queen Mother Champion Chase favourite stepped up his exercise regime on the Lambourn gallops yesterday.
VVDEFOE Roger Varian was sticking to an old Carlburg Stables tradition of being first out on the gallops on Tuesday morning when his ammunition on the Limekilns trial ground included this progressive William Hill St Leger candidate.
Summary: Omani teams 'Al Safinat' and 'Al Adiyat' finished first and second respectively at the Sultanate's first equestrian endurance competition, Gallops of Oman
Muscat: Making their way down the dunes during the penultimate stage of Gallops of Oman, the horses and riders emerged at the coast, bordering the edge of Sharqiyah Sands, in preparation for the fifth and final stage.