ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Judging a trot on the ground

Re: Judging a trot on the ground

Sun, 16 Mar 1997 01:35:02 -0500 (EST)

I think one point to be made is that "clicking" as it was referred to is not
usually associated with interference. "Clicking" usually is caused by
forging, when the back hoof overreaches and clips the front shoe. These are
very different phenomena in gait. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has
input about how each of these can effect the smoothness of the gait.

My 12 year old Polish gelding does interfer sometimes because he has a
slightly crooked front leg but has never forged. He also has the smoothest
gaits I've ever experienced. His breeding is evident -
Indraff/Raffles/Skowronek. He's blessed with a long floaty trot, among other
things. I have a video tape that was published by the Arabian Horse Trust
showing Skowronek back in the 20s and that's definitely where the gaits came

Diana & Countach
San Jose, CA

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