12-16-2011, 10:23 PM
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Mostly I'd say it'd not a problem, many horses will moan and groan when they're working. BUT, a friend's little stock horse gelding always groaned when he cantered, and puffed a lot. Granted the rider was significantly on the large side, so people thought the horse was just struggling a little to canter with the weight on him.
Turns out he has a heart condition and circulatory problems, and as a result will need to be put down