This may not be the correct category, but this has been boggling my mind:
The person I work at a small thoroughbred farm does some of his own shoeing/trimming.
The other day I held a horse for him that was starting to be difficult. He was working on the horse’s right front and I let him know that the horse is relaxing the diagonal (left hind) while he had the front picked up as if not to put weight on it. The horse is a 3 yr race horse that has been shod before etc.
When I said that to him he just said “all horses do that”
Yes I understand that they do that when they snooze etc but is that normal that they’d be balancing their weight on 2 remaining legs while standing for the farrier?
I have never seen that before and I have worked for several different barns, regularly holding for the farrier…
Curious what any of you have to say, because I have an idea but I want to broaden my horizon and I may be wrong ?