Originally Posted by toto
Does can you hear her over reachin, or does it sound like her gait misses? --what I mean by that is it feels like she's missed a step.
I noticed when I let my walkers feet get too long I can hear her over reachin-- she's not sickle hocked, and has a straight back-- aint uphill or down-- but when her toes are too long I can definitely tell by her strides.
You probably don't want my two cents about your horses feet, but her heels are pretty long, and that could be one of the reasons she's unbalanced-- like having on high-heel boots/stilettos makes you walk toe first.
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I want your 2 cents! Yes, she does forge before she's due. And as for listening to her gait, what brought it to my attention was that her hinds were making a clop, but her fronts sounded kinda muffled. I'm always listening!
You're right about her heels, and toes.
It's interesting how much you can feel . One other thing I've noticed over the years is when her front toes get too long, she can't gait as fast. I do really think she wants normal toes in the front, and so far I've taken almost 1/2 an inch .
She did pretty well today. Flat walk on a longish rein, I can feel the nod in my reins (duh) .