Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Casey, I would like to mention that shoes likely have very little to do with toe first landings unless the horse is shod incorrectly. Some horses land toe first, regardless of what you do with thier feet. My horse Dobe is that way, his leg conformation is pretty crappy and he always lands toe-first at a walk; barefoot, shod, short heels, long heels, etc.
I would be more apt to trust in the videos if they had used the same horse for both demonstrations so that the difference of natural movement could be discounted.
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