Are You Making Your Horse Lame?

By Real Riderz

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Indirctly or directy, it is indeed a possibility that you as the rider, owner, groom, or even trainer could be having a detrimental impact on your equine partner.

So what is it that we could be doing that could be leading to potential lameness? Well, simply said, it’s neglecting the details. These details include (but are not limited to) not cleaning the hooves enough (e.g. after turnout or after a ride), riding your horse with improperly fitted tack, training too hard too soon, lunging as a means to take out energy without taking the proper precautions, and more.

So what can we do to protect our horses? Take the extra step to check your horse everyday, and avoid skipping the basics. That means basic safety precautions and of course warm ups. Take your time with your horses because your time with them is limited, and every moment counts. Groom your horses, know what is normal by observation/feel, and enjoy!

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