The only time a vet has questioned her soundness was after she had stepped
in a rut and turned her pasturn. I told him to look at her close after
this had happened to see if he thought I should continue. It was a mile 30
in a 100 mile ride. She was just bairly off (I could tell that riding
her). If it had been at mile 90 would have walked in okay. I pulled her
and she was sore for a about week, so the vet was right and she recovered
shortly and was fine.
>Dog judges ask that a dog show his way of
>going at a trot because of this, also, and will fault a one that paces. (I
>of a dog breed that has pacing as a standard way of travel in its breed
>but there may be some).
I owned a German shorthair pointer that had two gaits, pace (even at a
walk) and run. I never saw her trot.
The race is not always to the swift, but to those that keep running.
Truman and Mystic "The Horse from HELL" Storm
and Danson "The Demon in Training" Flame
firstname.lastname@example.org - Sarasota, Florida