Canterbury gallop

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a gentle gallop such as was used by pilgrims riding to Canterbury; a canter.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Notwithstanding a constant application of his one armed heel to the flanks of the mare, the most confirmed gait that he could establish was a Canterbury gallop with the hind legs, in which those more forward assisted for doubtful moments, though generally content to maintain a loping trot.
This became known as the Canterbury gallop, which got shortened to going at a canter, the verb still in use today.

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