|Ohio 6 YR old Standarbred ridden in reinsman
little S hackamore with endurance saddle in indoor/outdoor arena by rider
experienced with horses, not with stbs
Question: Your response to my question about vixl was very thorough,
thank you. However, I have some more questions. Could the vixl
be caused by the deep, loose footing of the indoor arena? I ask this
because until the beginning of November I rode outside on a hard packed
surface. My horse started having this problem in late November.
My horse used to feel like he was bucking on the short ends of the arena,
but he was actually switching his back feet. He hasn't done this
since he started looking lame.
From Panelist Lukka
As the horse is so pacy, and responds in such a way to the arena, it
obviously doesn't have the balance to work properly in the arena.
If it can work in a ring that is shaped similarly to the arena, but simply
with a different footing, then it's quite likely the reason. In a
deeper footing the movements of the horse change, and it can maybe be more
likely to start having problems with where to put it's feet.