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post #1 of 7 Old 01-21-2014, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Gaiting and Forging

How many gaited horses forge? Is it more than other breeds?
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-21-2014, 02:48 PM
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How many gaited horses forge? Is it more than other breeds?
Here is one view of cause, effect, and cure.

“Forging” Referred to as Clicking

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I'm not having any problems with it, I was just wondering if gaited horses were more prone to it than trotting horses.
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I'm not having any problems with it, I was just wondering if gaited horses were more prone to it than trotting horses.
If the "forging" is a product of poor conformation and/or poor equitation then the answer is likely "no." Poor conformation/riding is pretty common across the board.

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My TWH, always barefoot, never forged until a particular trimmer started doing him. It wasn't often, but often enough that it could have caused a torn heel bulb. New farrier, problem was gone.
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Mom has a TWH that forged from the day she bought him. 8 years later she has a chiro come work on him and he stopped forging that day, also put on weight for the first time in his life.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-26-2014, 02:01 AM
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It happenes in just as many non gaited breeds as it does in the gaited variety. Poor Conformatlion, manner of training (muscle building) and the way the feet are being taken care of plays the roles in forging regardless of breed.

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