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Re: horse that crabs wrote:
> In a message dated 12/24/98 11:15:29 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
> << The crabbing phenomenon is so common in dogs that we usually
>  a horse that travels that way as "dog trotting".  I think its normal
>  for most dogs although I can't explain it. It's not the way we like
>  see our horses travel but obviously some do it without major
problems. >>
> I've had two or three horses over the years that did this crabbing
or dog
> trotting.  My main objection to it is that while the horse is
traveling on an
> angle, I'm still trying to sit straight in the saddle, and that puts
> uncomfortable twist in my spine. But I could never see that the horses
> suffered from the way they traveled.
> BMc

My experience is similar. However, I am not completely convinced that
it isn't ME that is causing the horse to be crooked rather than the
other way around sometimes. I'm planning to have a chiropractor check
my spine before next riding season just to be sure. Anybody else
figure this out?

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