Gallop in the dog (Double suspension, rotatory)
Photo 1, whippet in contracted suspension phase. Note
clearance between feet and shadow, and flexion of spine.
Photo 2, support on both rear legs (camera did not catch
support on right rear alone). Note the position of the elbow. Photo
3, pushoff for extended suspension phase.
Photo 4. Landing from extended suspended phase. Camera did
not catch extended suspension phase on this stride, but see below
Photo 5, preparing to push off for contracted suspended
phase and photo 6, contracted suspension phase, almost ready to touch
down with rear foot.
Photo 7, slightly later in stride than photo 2, support on
both hind legs. Photo 8 fully extended suspension phase. This phase
is seen only in the double suspended gallop, or while jumping.
Photo 9, landing from extended suspension phase. Copare
position of right elbow eith photo 2. Photo 10, support shifting from
left to right foreleg. Photo 11, pushoff for contracted suspension
phase, right foreleg still carrying weight.
The spacing between photos was .049 seconds.
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