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[RC] getting the horse fit. - Sundaez

Stagg I am really enjoying the posts you are sending to ridecamp. I am getting a 6 yo Morgan mare ready for her first 25 miler. We are doing great 'cept for downhills. She does a pacy shuffle that is real bouncy and I can't help but wonder if it is hard on her front legs. I am able to get her on her hind but she still sort of "dances" in front on downhills too light. Is she too much on her hind? How can a downhill walk be flatter instead of the footfall being 1-2-3-4  they come down like 1-2  3-4 if that makes any sense. (BTW she does a singlefoot on the flat.) I'm posting this question to ridecamp.

Melanie Snowhite
Poway, CA.