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princessfluffybritches 01-21-2014 01:54 PM

Gaiting and Forging
 
How many gaited horses forge? Is it more than other breeds?

Guilherme 01-21-2014 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches (Post 4578642)
How many gaited horses forge? Is it more than other breeds?

Here is one view of cause, effect, and cure.

“Forging” Referred to as Clicking

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princessfluffybritches 01-21-2014 08:24 PM

I'm not having any problems with it, I was just wondering if gaited horses were more prone to it than trotting horses.

Guilherme 01-21-2014 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches (Post 4582178)
I'm not having any problems with it, I was just wondering if gaited horses were more prone to it than trotting horses.

If the "forging" is a product of poor conformation and/or poor equitation then the answer is likely "no." Poor conformation/riding is pretty common across the board.

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Saddlebag 01-21-2014 08:31 PM

My TWH, always barefoot, never forged until a particular trimmer started doing him. It wasn't often, but often enough that it could have caused a torn heel bulb. New farrier, problem was gone.

Darrin 01-21-2014 08:59 PM

Mom has a TWH that forged from the day she bought him. 8 years later she has a chiro come work on him and he stopped forging that day, also put on weight for the first time in his life.

ZaneyZanne123 01-26-2014 02:01 AM

It happenes in just as many non gaited breeds as it does in the gaited variety. Poor Conformatlion, manner of training (muscle building) and the way the feet are being taken care of plays the roles in forging regardless of breed.


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