Table 2.

Leg length and gait transition data for the three size groups of horses

MiniatureArabianDraftP-value
Leg length (m)0.73±0.04 * 1.24±0.02 * 1.41±0.04<0.001
W–T transition speed (m s-1)1.63±0.10 * 1.91±0.14 * 2.27±0.03<0.001
Froude no. at W–T transition0.37±0.020.30±0.040.37±0.020.055
  • Values are mean ± s.d., N=3 for each size group. P-value is for a one-way ANOVA. *Denotes a statistically significant difference between the two adjacent columns (P<0.05; Tukey–Kramer HSD test).