Definition: The pace is a two beat gait with the legs on either side of the horse moving together at the same time. American Standardbreds are raced at the pace and this gait has proved faster than a trot. Icelandic Horses pace and are raced under saddle at this gait. The pace will roll the rider sideways back and forth in the saddle slightly. Some riders find this disconcerting, while some find it quite comfortable. The pace is usually done on a track and rarely used over rough footing.
Pronunciation: p a s (long a sound)