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Leaping_gait

Leaping gait

The leaping gaits are a group of related quadruped gaits that include canter, gallop, and stot (also known as pronk and prong). These gaits share the characteristic of a leading leg and consequently the possibility of a lead change. There are 9 of these gaits.

Leaping gaits are distinct from running gaits: the latter include trotting (see Terrestrial locomotion).

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