Single-Footing is simply a term old timers used to describe the
footfall of a horse's hooves and is also known as racking or the largo.
A true Single-Footing horse performs an even timed, four beat gait from
a relaxed trail gait to the ground covering single-foot in which the
horse is moving with one foot on the ground at a time.
What is unique to the Single-Footing horse is their broad range of
speed and their natural ability to remain smooth and consistent from a
slow gait all the way up to the racing gait. Some of these
horses are capable of reaching and exceeding exhilarating speeds of 20
mph or more. Hold onto your hat!
In a world where many gaited horses are being bred for the show ring,
the Single-Footing horse comes from a strong background of horses bred
to work and trail ride. While other gaited breeds have been
influenced by passing trends and fads, the Single-Footing horse has
remained true to its heritage. These are not your "average"
gaited horses. Breeders have worked diligently for many years
to produce an exceptional gaited horse. One that will get you
where you're going smoothly, safely, swiftly and in style!
While most Single-Footing horses are bred primarily for trail riding,
many owners enjoy showing their horses. The true
Single-Footing horse will be found dominating in flat shod Trail
Racking, Country Racking and Speed Racking classes at shows around the
country. The Single-Footing horse comes in all shapes, colors
and sizes. What is most important is how those four feet hit