Updated: Mar 13
Don't block a horse up on his heels behind to keep him from going onto his front end. Give him his full motive power behind and properly balance his front end. You will get more speed! So it's important to watch how the hoof comes to the ground with regard to the relative time at which the toe and heel strike, as the horse under observation is led past at a walk. If the heel comes to the ground too much in advance of the toe rest assured that it does the same thing when at speed to the detriment of a perfect gait whether the horse goes at the trot, pace or gallop.
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