It will be for me, lol i never animated a horse in 2D form, so itll be a good start, my friend said it looked more like a canter, so maybe i can use it for a canter ref, is there a way i could download it? i tried downloading the file to it but it wouldnt let me and wont let me save it lol
The body position of the horse suggests that it is cantering or in the lope as I think it's called in America. However the legs hit the ground at four separate times typical of the gallop, this creates a four beat rhythm. The legs would need to stretch a little further and the neck stretched and lowered for the horse to be at a full gallop. If the horse was to canter or lope then the legs would fall in a three beat rhythm with the one of the rear legs hitting the ground at the same time as the opposite front leg does. Other than that I really like how smooth the motion is. It all flows very nicely and neatly.
Generally when horses gallop or run there necks are flat out when they stretch they're legs, it gives them more momentum, this looks more of a form the someone would train into they're horse. But that just my opinion.
It might be that it was trained. I used a reference online that I've lost the link to, and the head didn't move much. Something about my animation isn't quite right though, and that's probably it. XD Thanks.
In fact, I think that ghosts could look a little more realistic, because are mind makes us see them in real life, too. Animations with ghosts wouldn't look all that bad and might actually show how fast the animal is really going.