I've seen on some pictures at shows that gaited horses has chains around their front hooves. Is it to lift the leg higher? How does it work? If anyone can explain and show pictures that'd be great :)
I also know some iceandic horses are trained with weight boots.. it the same thing?
I was thinking about putting some ''weightless'' leather strap losely around Crows frontlegs, like a bracelet. Both to maybe help him remembering his frontlegs more (even tho I suspect he'll just get used to it after two steps, like horses gets used to leg wraps and bandages etc) and also as a decoration (I can put some shiny metal plates on, like on bridles or something ) . Because his legs look so bare and I refuse to start bandaging them like some dressage person or put protective boots on them when he wont need it.. I wanna be special! XD But I also hoped that if it was rather loose it would move a bit and maybe make him lift his legs a little more and help him with the rythm in the rack or something.
I wonder tho; can it hurt him in some way? I don't think so I mean I wear bracelets and watches without it hurting me.. but maybe it's different? Ideas? Reasons to do it or not to do it? :)
And I'm also reallly curious about those chains in shows :)