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[RC] Toe Dragging & Fatigue/Saddle Fit? - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Sharon Hahn sharon.hahn@xxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Yep, could be fatigue.  I would also check saddle fit as that could very well 
be the culprit (especially if occuring at
canter transition as you said).

In response to Mary Krauss:
Have any of you had experience with a horse dragging its hind toes when 
fatigued? I rode a beautiful (I mean really, really beautiful) mare today who 
seemed a tad reluctant, then, in the arena, clearly dragged her hind toes only 
a few steps before being asked to canter. She'd been on a fairly hilly, though 
short, ride that day and a couple of days earlier, and hadn't seen much 
exercise for quite a while before that. Any thoughts? (I know there can be all 
sorts of stifle issues and even EPM, but also wonder if this sort of behavior 
can occur simply when a horse is tired....)
Mary K

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