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What is the difference between the amble and the tölt for Icelandic horses?

What is the difference between the amble and the tölt for Icelandic horses?
Hi Connor,
The Icelandic is a small saddle horse; their peculiarity is to own five paces. The amble is a kind of fast march of certain quadrupeds. A quadruped that looks like the amble step by side bipeds, the anterior right / posterior right limb poses then the posture of the anterior left / posterior left limbs). Within the same species, some breeds can walk the amble and others do not, it is the case in horses and dogs. So much so that the tölt is a natural gait of broken amble at four times. The particularity of this pace is that the horse always has at least one foot on the ground. This fifth pace is innate and it can’t be acquired.
Have a good day.