Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: pacific northwest
• Horses: 0
My horse is on a grassy pasture, not too muddy, but we do live in the PNW so that's relative. Her paddock is soft. According to our trimmer, who has been with Lily for at least 2 years now, her hooves have improved since we've had her. She got great care where she was before but she had no turnout and was ridden primarily in the stable arena.
Thank your for confirming that frogs do callous. I mentioned the wild horses to my MIL, but her reply was that they don't have riders on their backs and they can pick and choose where they walk so they can avoid the big rocks and be selective on where they step.
Don't ask where my MIL comes up with some of her ideas. She is old school and although I love her, she is not at all open to any new information. Example: She has the RFD channel but won't watch any of the trainer shows because "they're all just a bunch of wannabes who don't know what they're talking about but think they know everything". Her daughter showed her horse back in the 80's in the A system(?), US Nationals, Canadian Nationals, that kind of stuff. And very successfully, I might add. I think that the way they did things back then is written in stone to MIL's way of thinking. She is pretty vocal and very opinionated so it's a challenge.
Again, I'm glad I found this forum because she is my primary influence and although I know she's been around and definitely knows her fair share, it's nice to have some other knowledgeable horsey people sharing their input.