So, I find the extremely nerdy topic of quadruped gaits to be actually quite fascinating. Alpaca gaits, unlike equine gaits, have been very poorly studied. They appear to use a variety of gaits -- walk, pace, trot, gallop; even a wonderful "joie de vivre" gait that is commonly known as "proking."
Some day, maybe I'll get around to taking a video of these various gaits. In the meantime, here are some photographs of gaits that are much less scientific.
First, we have the Regal Stride, demonstrated by Millie. She is a queen, and she knows it. Queens do not merely walk -- they stride.
Sammy demonstrates Studly Prancing. This is really one that ought to be captured on video. It gets even more animated when he's on a lead, going to visit the girls' paddock ...
And, the final gait, demonstrated by Surfer Girl, is -- WHEEEEEE!!
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.