Hi, on the trail ride back, we walk along a road for a bit to get back to the barn. I usually let her gait back because I love the sound of it (4 beat). But today I am hearing the back hooves, but barely hear the fronts.
When I untacked her, I hand walked her around for a bit and saw she was actually hitting the ground toe first, and that's why I'm not hearing the fronts hit the ground.
Just today. So my question is what are all the things that promote a heel first landing? Is it a balance issue?