What's a pacing horse?
October 18, 2005 4:18 PM Subscribe
What is a pacing horse, and why is it considered a bad thing?
posted by footnote to Pets & Animals (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just finished reading Lonesome Dove, and the book makes repeated references to Jake's "pacing horse." I assumed that it was some desirable fancy gait, but from some random googling, it appears that pacing isn't a good quality, except for a harness racer. Or is the point that Jake, as befits his personality, had a horse with a fancy-looking gait that's not very practical?