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RE: [RC] state fair express unofficial ride results - Karen Standefer

Hi/low footed horses will not land even and don't have a symmetrical
clip-clop, but that doesn't mean they're going to go lame.

This discussion makes me think that lameness exams need to be standardized
on so that some horses who don't have a perfect way of going are not
penalized unless they are truly lame. 



-----Original Message-----
From: heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 9:28 AM
To: Karen Standefer
Cc: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [RC] state fair express unofficial ride results

Not "just" that, no--although that tells you a lot.  One also looks for
the symmetry of head movement, the evenness of reach and footfall,
etc., and if the surface is at all hard, one listens for evenness.  I
really like examining horses' motion on a firm surface, because often
one can HEAR an offness before one can see it.

Heidi

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