Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Long toe/short toe/trotty/pacey
From what I've read, if your horse breaks to pacey, longer toes in front and shorter toes in back will help prevent paceyness. Opposite for horses that break to trot.
I judge how well I do by how pronounced her nod is and how fast she can be pushed without breaking to paceyness. (unequal 4 beat). To aid in maintaining 4 equal beats at a faster speed, I'm told to lengthen her toes and shorten her hind toes. It never seems to work as well as keeping an Average length of toe in all 4 hooves, or even having the hind toes slightly longer than front toes.
So, is this a theory, a guideline , a fact? My horse is sickle hocked (hind legs stand more underneath the horse). How much does this have to do with it?