Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
I don't want you to take this the wrong way and I mean no offense, but the conformation on her entire back end is just...bad. Her croup is exceptionally steep and her hindquarters are really weak, which may account for part of the reason she's dragging her toes.
Other than that, the only suggestion I have is that she might just be lazy. I have 1 horse and my brother has 1 horse that do the same thing, walk and drag their hind feet to the point that they square the toes off. Neither of them has had any lameness issues ever so I wouldn't be concerned about the dragging if it was just that...but with her conformation being what it is, I would suggest you keep her up to date with the chiro and/or vet just to nip any potential issues in the bud. Because she's so straight through her hind end, she's going to have a lot of stress on her hips, hocks, and back as she gets older and is expected to start carrying a rider.
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