I have a 12 year old grade mare who is pretty heavy boned and big footed. It would not be a stretch to say she is of draft decent someplace.
She was purchased by me as a 2 year old and sold at 4. I now own her again and would like to see what opinions are out there on “correcting” the paddling motion. She has always done it and is sound. However, I want her to stay that way.
Are there any exercises to loosen the elbow and shoulder to possibly correct (to some extent) the paddling motion? No major flaws in conformation of her front legs and she does not “toe in” like most who paddle would.
Here is a picture (not a great one) of the mare as she is currently. Very out of shape as well.