The F.E.I. definition of extended trot, how to recognize it and what does it look like. While observing the complexus muscle group and its use in extended trot and how it all but disappears in many rollkur horses.
There is some question if the trot that we see today in the show ring is a true extended trot. [See our article on Spanish and Suspended Trots] One aspect that we can look for in the extended trot is for the parallelogram that indicates the even use between the hind and the front and between the diagonals of the horse. "Biomechanical Riding and Dressage: A Rider's Atlas"
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Two Extended Trots Showing Different Use of the Neck and Topline
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