Originally Posted by Dustbunny
Does this little horse have foot problems...other than his current shoes?
Any founder issues?
I'd want to get those shoes off asap. I'd call a farrier and not wait for a return email.
definitely -- if something looks off to you, it probably is
Once the farrier checks him out, I would start getting some respect from him in the form of lunging
My daughter was finished riding the other day and was trying to lead her horse to pasture and she was ignoring my daughter trying to eat some lawn grass -- so I stopped them, showed my daughter how to lunge her for a few minutes before leading her to the pasture again -- after the short lunging session her horse was much more attentive
Also the tip about bringing a dressage whip is solid