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Riding on bitumen

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    View Poll Results: how fast should a fit horse be ridden on a quiet, bitumen road for long stretches?
    walk 1 20.00%
    trot 4 80.00%
    canter 0 0%
    doesn't matter 0 0%
    Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

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        07-28-2008, 12:37 PM
    As long as ur horses back feet are strong and the front are shod I think trotting would be fine bc most of the horses weight is carried on the front feet and the shoes will absorb almost all of the shock but I wouldnt go any faster than a trot just bc if you ask them to canter it puts more pressure on the back feet
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