Recently my horse hyper-flexed her fetlock and has been on stall rest for the last two weeks. Finally (yippee progress!) my vet said she could be hand walked for ten minutes a day. Well the first couple times I take her out on a normal lead and she goes nuts! (which is what I was expecting) She didn't respect or listen to me at all and I know that all the bucking and quick movements she was making was not good for her leg. A fellow border saw this and told me to use a stud chain on her for better control. (she is a big horse 17.1 hands)
Well I tried it and she listened great I didn't even have to pull the chain or anything but I got the weirdest looks from people as if they were disgusted that I was using a chain on my mare.
Is it wrong to put a chain on a mare? (I don't want to seem like a horrible owner by using this chain.)
It is just a question that has been bugging me.