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Question:How do you stop a horse from tripping over itself?

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    11-17-2010, 08:37 PM
From my experience I have seen this happen in three different situations. One was my first horse my 19 yr old appendix quarter horse would trip but when I was on the ground I saw that he was stiff (supplements/vitamins helped that). My instructors 3 year old was tripping because the arena was messed up. My current horse was tripping because his feet needed to be done, now he has no problems tripping :)
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    11-17-2010, 08:39 PM
My trainer has me backing my horse up hills, doing side passes up and down hills, backing onto bridges... stuff that makes him feel where his feet are.... she also has me stretching out his back legs before I ride or work him. There is youtube video on hind leg stretching, just search it.
    11-17-2010, 10:46 PM
Have you considered a vet check? Frequent stumbling/tripping could be a symptom (among others) of navicular disease/syndrome.
    11-19-2010, 02:45 AM

Thanx everyone for the tips!
My horse hasn't got the best hooves we are getting someone to come and trim them but reading all your tips I think it is a bit of everything he is quite lazy and loses concentration quickly we have been walking him over some poles on the ground and I think it is helping!!!
So thanx again.........

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