Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
I've read about it..
I so need to sore Crow to get a better gait! >D
Oooor.. I could just keep training him as I do and love him the way he is :) Yeah.. I think that's a far better choice..
Btw, a question popped up in my mind; if a horse is severely sred by those substanses on his hooves, how long does it take for it to heal?
Could he be ridden immediatly again without discomfort - if he had no chains or weird shoes on? Or how long would it take before he could get ridden with tose small harmless chains without having discmfort of any kind by them?
Just asking, as far as I know, soring doesn't occur in sweden at all. Mainly because we don't have any big gaiting competitions or any gaited horses (except icelandic horses, a few gaited standies and some imported gated breeds I suppose, but not many enough for me to have met or heard of any gaited horse except icelandics and my standie, even tho I've met many horses and horsepeople) I don't think they do soring on icelandic horses, but they do use rather heavy weihts and sharp bits sometimes.
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