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        06-11-2010, 08:03 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Barnbum-oh ya tru tru didnt think about that
         
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        06-11-2010, 08:03 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Agreed with the above posts. But I definitely do not agree with anything more than a walk on pavement, even if the horse has shoes. It's still a no no.
         
        06-11-2010, 09:59 PM
      #13
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by BarnBum    
    Shoes are the worst thing for roads! That makes it slippery and dangerous, barefoot is best if you MUST trot on road. I disagree with trotting on the road anyway.
    Hmm. When we kept horses on our property we had special shoes that were extra durable for riding on pavement to get to the trails. I think proper shoes are just fine for riding on roads and we never had any issues but we also kept our horses at a walk on the roads except for mild excited jigging every now and then.

    I agree that you want to avoid trotting on those hard surfaces when possible. Just like you wouldn't want to be running your own legs on hard pavement or you are liable to injure your knees! It might not hurt you every once in a while but all that impact over extended periods can do major damage.
         
        06-11-2010, 11:09 PM
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    Originally Posted by Deerly    
    Hmm. When we kept horses on our property we had special shoes that were extra durable for riding on pavement to get to the trails. I think proper shoes are just fine for riding on roads and we never had any issues but we also kept our horses at a walk on the roads except for mild excited jigging every now and then.

    I agree that you want to avoid trotting on those hard surfaces when possible. Just like you wouldn't want to be running your own legs on hard pavement or you are liable to injure your knees! It might not hurt you every once in a while but all that impact over extended periods can do major damage.
    Would it be okay if I used either 1) those new plastic shoes or 2) hoof boots?
         
        06-11-2010, 11:25 PM
      #15
    Showing
    I would imagine that the plastic shoes would wear down really really quickly on pavement, and I'm not sure you can use hoof boots over shoes...

    Anyways... yes, it looks like you are posting from your ankles; you want to post from your knees and hips to prevent being bounced out of your tack.
         
        06-11-2010, 11:29 PM
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    Okay. I will only trot in the field now or just trot on the road only occasionally
         
        06-11-2010, 11:32 PM
      #17
    Started
    These are the shoes I was wondering about BTW Hoof-itŪ Horse Care Horse Shoes - Composite
         
        06-11-2010, 11:34 PM
      #18
    Showing
    I would recommend you make a conscious effort to not trot on the road at all from now on, now that you know it can be dangerous. It only takes one slip of a steel shoe to lead to injury for both you and your horse.
    You are now educated about the danger; you cannot claim ignorance if your actions lead to injury.
         
        06-11-2010, 11:34 PM
      #19
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    The vet said that it was fine to ride on the rd.
    It's slippery even when not wet. My both horses fall on my driveway when they spooked and turned too fast. So asphalt does have some give (although it's still too hard to do anything besides walk), but it's still dangerous IMO for you and your horse.

    You want to keep your heels more down and post by moving your hips, not from the legs as (it looks like) you are doing. Your horse may be pretty unbalanced as well, which doesn't add much to the comfort.

    If you have a big exercise ball ($20 in Walmart) you can imitate the trot there (I was taught it at the dressage clinic and it was pretty amazing). Basically you sit on ball with your legs just in same spot and move your hips forward and back to the ball, so the ball would bounce like horse would do.
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        06-11-2010, 11:36 PM
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    I would recommend you make a conscious effort to not trot on the road at all from now on, now that you know it can be dangerous. It only takes one slip of a steel shoe to lead to injury for both you and your horse.
    You are now educated about the danger; you cannot claim ignorance if your actions lead to injury.
    I have him barefoot ATM. I wont trot on the rd anymore but would these Hoof-itŪ Horse Care Horse Shoes - Composite be worth a try?
         

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