Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Thank you all for your replies! I feel "reassured". That helps!!! I was feeling a bit insecure about my "method". I might look into the hip thing, although she is the most limber horse I have ever owned. She is just a "tad" overweight. :) Which might add to it...and trust me...I try very hard to slim her down.
I am going to have my farrier come to "review" my work and make sure I am on the right track. I do just about everything w my mare at liberty, so if she has an itch or something, she just walks off and takes care of it, and comes right back and offers whichever hoof we were on. I love my farrier, she thinks my mare is a bit spoiled, but she understands the bond we have and "works w us". And, when I get to the hinds, she might question my "positioning", but, now I feel more confident to just stay w it. Since it is dangerous (she kicks at farriers), I won't be asking her to do anything w her hinds, I just want her to check what I am doing and thinking. She is a fantastic farrier...I wish she could do the work! :(
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.