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

Re: Judging a trot on the ground

Truman Prevatt (truman.prevatt@netsrq.com)
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 09:43:16 -0400

>The very best solution to forging is to raise the angles in front, lower them
>behind (speed up the front and slow down the hind.

when I first started riding Misty, she clicked slighty on almost every
step. The farrier tried everything including the above. He found that
raising the front angles to get the front feet out of the way helped some.
He then tried raising the rears and quaring off the toes to shorten the
stride on the hinds - we are talking about a horse with a foot over stride
just wondering around the feel. This seemed to help but she still would
click sometimes. The soultion was 500 miles of endurance rides.

She will still sometimes forge but only when she is needs reset.


Truman Prevatt
Sarasota, FL

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