Another cause of crooked­ness

EQUUS - - Letters -

“Straighten Up and Ride Right” (EQUUS 447) made me think about how some­times crooked­ness may not be the fault of the rider or sad­dle. It could be that the horse’s feet are not trimmed cor­rectly.

Once, I was present when a friend of mine was giv­ing rid­ing lessons to a young girl on her own horse, and he kept telling her to straighten her sad­dle and sit up straight. After her les­son I asked him to put her horse in cross ties. Then I got a mount­ing block and put it be­hind the horse. This horse had a dark dor­sal stripe, and look­ing down at his back, it looked like a ser­pen­tine di­a­gram! When I asked my friend to look, he was amazed. I also told him to hold the mane to one side and look at the

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