Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The Bluegrass of KY
• Horses: 0
As Western Rider 88 said, "riding with their hooves like that puts alot of stress on their ligaments". The tendons in the back of the leg have already stretched because of the increased toe length. If I were going to have the farrier get her right, I'd break it up into 2 or 3 trims, so that the tendons will return to normal length with less discomfort. HOWEVER, I wouldn't be afraid to do some light work with her (?) b-tween trims.
Kids and horses----it just doesn't get any better!