Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DeFuniak Springs, Florida
• Horses: 0
Asking our farrier here, who works on 6 diffrent gaited horses..he says it is his biggest challenge when he comes out to shoe. Balancing each foot/tapering and shaping,adjusting due to thier strides and step wear, plus the length is always an issue on the back feet. The Foxtrotter is dif. from the TWH, to the single footed to the darn sadlebred...oi! I also know the speed gait is trained, but the rack is not always encouraged to train, but not always an easy pace to maintain. We here in El paso are not fond of this exibition (so we call it) and say you should stick to the natural gait...raking is for show. Watch the trotting races, and see how smooth those babies are, and fast!!...and see, no "rack"
Last edited by titansgaiter; 09-19-2011 at 02:08 AM.