Feet Still Sore
Pony got trimmed Monday and when I rode him today he still seemed sore. He didn't want to walk, although he was OK at the trot. I asked the instructor what she thought, and she thought he seemed sore on his hind end (on the bright side, he apparently was really getting his back feet under him when he trotted), but she didnít think he was trimmed too short. I had the barn owner watch me ride him as well, and she thought he was just generally sore. She said a lot of the horses have had to have back shoes added right now because the ground is so hard.
I rode him on the grass and he felt a lot better than in the (sand) arena.
What Iím wondering is, if itís true that he was using his back legs differently AND he was sore, does that mean the trimmer changed his angles? Itís one thing for me to ask her to not trim them so short next time, but if sheís changing the angles I donít know what to do.
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