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Started by Barbara F.. Last reply by Marlene Thoms Feb 15.
Started by Standardbred Fan Club Jun 19, 2014.
That's good news, April. Let's hope things continue with this improved state of affairs!
Vickie, this is the pits! Does your farrier hot shoe or cold shoe? Have you tried rolled toes? Have you tried grinding the heels (on the shoes, not the horse) down a little? Perhaps some of both? It can be a balance issue - the hind legs are a little too active, and the front isn't yet out of the way. You could try either backing off a little in the demand for forward, and/or riding more transition work to teach Delph to carry more behind and lift the front a little more. That gets the front feet off the ground a little faster, and slows the hind legs just that nearly imperceptible bit which stops the shoe pulling...if it's happening only under saddle I'd be looking to Delph's balance, but if it's happening mostly in the pasture, balance is likely involved but you've also probably got a farriery issue. I'm hoping it gets sorted soon!
Yes, you're probably right. It's just a hard decision to make as I have been at this barn for about eight years now and it's like a second home. But I guess there comes a time to move on. I doubt things are going to get better here and most likely will get worse.
I'll be heading up there again tomorrow and see what the status is now and go from there. Thanks for everyone's imput.
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