Galloping is not a hop or a skip, and it should never become quick enough for the movememnt to become a run. Instead, it's a "toe-to-heal" movememnt where the back foot is sliding towards the leading foot.


Steps on Galloping

  • Step forward with one foot
  • The toes of your back foot chase the heel of your lead foot
  • Both feet leave the ground, and you land on your back foot, followed by your lead foot


What to Watch For

  • Gallop never becomes a run — slow down to focus on the movement
  • Gallops are quiet movements — try to be quick and light on your feet



  • Try this tip to help with foot movement — the fox chases the rabbit, but the fox never catches the rabbit