ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] Equithotics

[endurance] Equithotics

Raina Hodgson (srponies@seanet.com)
Mon, 15 Jul 1996 21:56:34 -0700 (PDT)

Although everyone seems to have wonderful things to say about the
SNEAKERS, I wonder about loss of contact of the heel and frog to the ground.
Last month's TB article about the natural hoof and the important role that
these structures play as a circulatory pump have really got me thinking
about padding, the equithotics, etc... I don't have pads on my mare now --
I figure that we go slow enough that when the footing is really bad we slow
down even more :) BUT we do quite a bit of our conditioning on logging
roads-hard packed. If I had to run on that with a choice of flats or
sneakers, I would pick the sneakers, Starrzza probably would too! But with
every new thing there seems to be some compromise...
Anyone have an opinion about this? (silly question)