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

Re: Judging a trot on the ground

Sun, 16 Mar 1997 22:03:43 -0500 (EST)

Dear Kenny, Thanks for the tip on rolling the front shoes. After my old
arab/quarter cross hit 20, he started forging a bit at the extended trot. We
did roll his front shoes, and it did help, though didn't stop it completely.
That old gelding is 24 now, been with me 20 years, still forges some at the
extended trot--and can put horses half his age to shame on the trails! My
only regret with "Tash" is that I never had the opportunity to try endurance
with him--
Anyways, we stopped rolling Tash's shoes a couple of years ago as it
didn't seem to be helping all that much. I think the old boy is just slowing
down a bit. Ah well. on cold, blustery days when my other horse David (who I
will endurance on--) is spending more time up in the air than on the ground,
and I just want a nice, safe ride down to the post office in Atlas to mail a
letter or two--I know I can throw a saddle on "Ol' Faithful" and trot there
and back without fear of raising my adrenaline levels!

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