Originally Posted by Dead Rabbit
interesting. Far as I know she was never used for anything but trails and was trained to work cattle by a prof. Trainer in OK. All heresay of course, cause im just parroting what I was told by those that I bought her from. Im her third owner.
So is this really a big deal in your opinion DARRIN?
Hmm, cattle trained? That right there explains your problem. I've herded cows on TWH and it's not easy for them due to how slow you go to stay behind cows, definitely a forge inducing pace. But, that's still telling me you are riding her to slow on hills. This will likely take you out of your comfort zone, boot her up until the forging stops a couple of times to see if that fixes it. If it does, you'll have to decide for yourself if you can ride her at that pace. I'll guarantee she'll do it even if you are not liking that speed.
To answere your question. It's certainly possible for them to hurt themselves forging but no one I know with a forger has had one hurt themselves that way. It's more annoying to the rider than anything else. The solution 99% of the time is to boot them up but these are generally riders who like going slow so don't or wont.