Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
Possibly not related, but my boy does quite a bit of tripping. He drags his feet out of laziness, or so I believe. He was a school horse, and was ridden around in circles for years. When I do anything vaguely similar to that, he gets lazy, so I walk him over obstacles and make him pick them up. I'll also throw in some random circles etc to keep it interesting, and if he trips too badly I'll play a little on the reins to make him pay attention.
Out on the trails, I think he's tripped maybe twice because he's been distracted by horses in paddocks nearby. He loves being out and about, so his laziness disappears completely.
Your mare does sound more of a sore case though. I'm looking forward to hearing what works for you and her, as my boy is getting on in years and I wouldn't be surprised if arthritis started giving him troubles.