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Tanya King
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Username: Tking

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2005 - 2:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am wondering how much trust to put in my Paint mare. she paddles in front, only noticeable at the canter. I want to jump, campdraft, teampenn her and I wonder if this abnormality in her gait is grounds for tripping, etc? She does well out in the paddock after cows and cantering around in general. However I havent asked her for any really fast or rough work, and havent started fast spins yet. Is there anyone out there with experience in this sort of gait? Appreciate advice.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Username: Dro

Post Number: 14227
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2005 - 10:33 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am not really sure you are describing paddling (winging in) Tanya as this is assessed at the walk and trot. The canter being asymmetrical is not really assessed this way. Could you post a picture of the horse as he is going to demonstrate this?
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