Originally Posted by faye
If he can't hack out and stay sound then he should not be competeing.
Sorry put that wrong he can't hack where I am as its stones and unlevel on his feet. This can bruise his feet and also unbalances his feet. Also the hard impacting his feet can cause problems. He is not put in these situations therefore no problem.If I had sand gallops or lots of lovely fields it would be fine.
However I don't think at any point you should be telling me wether or not I should be competing my horse. My vet has given him the all clear. He gets regular checks from vet also, chiro, physio anything he needs he gets. He is the best looked after horse on my yard and sound in the arena unlike the majority of horses at the yard. There has been no judge that has thought there was anything wrong including an international level judge. Otherwise he would not win.