The Stigma of Riding the Older Unsound Horse
|Joy. For both of us.|
|Easy hacking up and down some hills at the walk is super for older arthritic horses.|
|It's not abnormal for horses to lose their comfort in the trot as they age. The canter and walk often remain comfortable longer.|
|A bit of forward canter is always helpful to keep a horse happy in their back and topline.|
With luck, all this activity will continue to keep him feeling younger for many years.
|I wish I could explain to you how angry he was at me for making him stand for this photo. Haha. If you're riding, he expects to be moving, and gets really upset at being asked to just stand. Boredom is his enemy.|