doodleburd:

jinglebean:

rp-photography:

horses-are-love:

And that ladies is why secrateriat is boss

Not only that, but Secretariat utilized something called a double-suspension transverse gallop that allowed him to carry sprint speed over distances of more than half a mile. In a normal, single-suspension transverse gallop there is only one moment where all four hooves leave the ground

in a double-suspension transverse gallop there are two

Secretariat had a stride longer than any other horse, but he also ran elastically, and was able to develop an extraordinary amount of downward-and-backward thrust, thus achieving double-suspension. He ran straighter and more efficiently than any other horse.  



Nifty info AND a great source of running horse refs! :D

doodleburd:

jinglebean:

rp-photography:

horses-are-love:

And that ladies is why secrateriat is boss

Not only that, but Secretariat utilized something called a double-suspension transverse gallop that allowed him to carry sprint speed over distances of more than half a mile. In a normal, single-suspension transverse gallop there is only one moment where all four hooves leave the ground

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in a double-suspension transverse gallop there are two

image

Secretariat had a stride longer than any other horse, but he also ran elastically, and was able to develop an extraordinary amount of downward-and-backward thrust, thus achieving double-suspension. He ran straighter and more efficiently than any other horse.  

Nifty info AND a great source of running horse refs! :D