My mare drags one back hoof over poles every single time. Could be the right one, could be the left one. By drag, I mean she barely picks it up enough to give her some lift, while the other is in perfect position. She does this no matter the angle she approaches the jump, even if she just hops over it at a gait, she still does it. Other than that, she has gorgeous form.
She hasn't been injured, the vet checked her all over last time he was out. She doesn't drag it over a 8" jump (she's just starting and getting in shape, they're super low) but does over a 1'. This is a 17.2hh mare, so most of the time she just steps over things that low.
She cannot be ridden at the moment. This is all at the longe. She is being reconditioned, as I rescued her. She is still figuring out what to do with all her legs, as she was shown performance (Tennessee Walking Horse, google it.) and had pads on her feet from 2 years old. Jumping has helped her figure out that there are, indeed, four of them.
Any suggestions on how to get her to pick that foot up? She never does it over lower jumps, and picks her feet up wonderfully when walked over the jump.
Thanks so much!