Mountain Pleasure Horse's distinctive, easy-riding gait allows the
surefooted horse to cover alot of ground with minimum effort for both
horse and rider. The gait is an evenly spaced, four beat lateral gait
with moderate forward speed and extension, without exaggerated knee and
hock action. The horse moves out with a gait in which one can count
four distinct hoofbeats that produce a cadence of near equal rhythm.
The gait is natural. It is bred into these horses through generations
of proper breeding. No action devices, aids or harsh training methods
are necessary or allowed by the Mountain Pleasure Horse Association.