Posted by ESC on October 16, 2006
In Reply to: Put through your paces posted by Smokey Stover on October 16, 2006
: : whrere did the phrase "to be put through your paces"(I.E He really put me through my paces) come form?
: From horse training.
By the way, here's some information on pacers and trotters from the Kentucky Horse Park site.
The Difference Between a Trotter and Pacer
A trotter moves its legs diagonally, right front and left hind, then left front and right hind striking the ground simutaneously. A pacer moves its legs laterally, right front and right hind, then left front and left hind striking the ground simultaneously.