Author: Lisa Haldane. I’m writing this to give you the perspective of an owner who has been attempting to excel…
I never liked the phrase “pasture sound.”
To me this translates to “they can wander around in the pasture and not do much.”
I think we can do better than that in most cases. In my experience horses can build soft tissue at any age. There isn’t a time limit. If they can build soft tissue they can improve their movement. If they can improve their movement they can have a better life.
Don’t count them out because of their age.
In this video I’m trimming a 40 year old Quarterhorse who was limited to walking uncomfortably around his paddock when I started trimming him a couple of years ago. After a handful of corrective trims he was comfortable walking/trotting/cantering with his herd mates.
In this video I will discuss some specific issues and concerns. High/Low syndrome is featured as well as how important it is to listen to the horse.
This horse has had a lot to say.
He was suffering in the beginning because of chronic compensation from a lifetime of crookedness.
You’ll see how working low with a horse that is older/arthritic will keep them as comfortable as possible throughout the trim.
Old horses deserve our patience. They deserve effort. They deserve our respect.
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