The gallop is the fastest horse gait, a two-beat version of a canter. Practice leading a gallop with expert riding tips from an experienced riding instructor in this free video series on horse gaits.
Once you are comfortable with cantering, both sitting and in two point, we can try and get a gallop. Galloping is a two beat version of the canter and it's what you see on the race track. It's a little bit hard to get the gallop in a small area, but we will give it a try. So we are going to start the same way we get the canter, and we will start with just the normal canter and I am going to get up into my two point so that my horse can easily move underneath me and I am going to close my leg, asking for this bigger stride.