Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Ditto. All that fancy show ring action from TWHs to Saddlebreds are accentuated with heavy shoes, pads, chains and other artificial methods. I don't know alot about hackneys but they are basically a little saddlebred so Im going to say that show ring gait is attained much the same way - with varying shoe jobs and trims that don't account for health, but rather gait. And no, it isnt good for their feet or legs or bodies over time.
After a quick google search, I am right. Don't trim or shoe your pony that way. It ought not be allowed for shows as far as Im concerned.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 07-23-2013 at 10:43 PM.