||Tennessee, 3 1/2 walking/and racking
bred ridden in broken gag bit with cutback, flat seat saddle in ring, and
hallway of barn by experienced rider.
When I first purchased my horse, his racking gait was very smooth,
after we had his pads reset, he started getting rough and pacey.
currently just flat walking him trying to square him up, but I am still
having to use heavy chains on him to make him rack now, of course we
that you cannot use chains on a racking horse and I need to learn a
trick to use in the shows to make him smooth, besides just lead weights.
Also, he is using his back end fairly well, but I want more ,
offer me some advice on putting a better back end on him for the shows.
Thanks for your help!
From Panelist Laura
If the horse became rough after a reset, I would assume that something
changed either in the angle or length of foot that is affecting his
Try to maintain the hoof angle as close to the natural pastern angle
possible. I am not familiar with using pads & chains
and couldn't give you
advice on what to do with them, other than take them off and see what
do with a natural horse.