ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: forgeing at the trot

Re: forgeing at the trot

Truman Prevatt (truman.prevatt@netsrq.com)
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 11:20:37 -0400

> I will say, though our dressage work is very preliminary, David has
>been carrying himself (and me) better and this may have helped too. Thanks
>Tom! And everyone else who responded to my forging post!
>Trish & "pretty David" (who says "My shoes cost more than Mom's Nikes--and
>they don't even have a cool checkmark on the back!")

I would guess it is the dressage work. My mare used to click slightly.
She also nicked up the bulb of her heels once or twice. Higher angle, lower
angle - she still clicked. I finally started conditioning on the weekend
in sandy hill country near Brooksville, FL - where I live is pool table
flat and firm ground. After a few months of trotting and cantering up
sandy hills the clicking disapeared and never came back.

BTW when I asked my vet about the problem at the time, his reccomendations
were to not mess much with the feet but find some hills and use them.


Truman Prevatt
Sarasota, FL

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