Pacing and Trotting are similar but are two types of harness racing. Pacers move both legs on the same side forward in unison. Most wear hopples - straps connecting front and rear legs on the same side. Hopples help the horse keep stride without limiting speed. Trotters move left front and right rear legs forward almost simultaneously, then follow suit with right front and left rear. Usually trotters do not wear hopples, so tend to go off stride in inexperienced or trying to trot too fast. This is called 'breaking.'
Narrabri holds their major events in the month of March. Not to be missed event with many people travelling long distance to be a part of the event. Check the calendar for dates in March.