Question by  bunnifer (45)

Is horse cross firing dangerous?

What do I do about it?


Answer by  cnjtraining (51)

It can be dangerous because the horse is more prone to clipping and injuring himself. Rebalance the horse through effective riding and groundwork. Lots of transition work too.


Answer by  horseylady (49)

A horse cross-firing is more likely uncomfortable than dangerous, it is becst to see your vet who will more than likely refer you to a chiropractor.


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

Cross firing caused by imbalance in hooves. Balance hooves, reassess movement. Can be dangerous, causing horse to trip, stumble, or fall. Horse may injure himself while moving.


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

Yes- a horse cross firing when he travels is dangerous. Damage to the opposite leg is quite possible, resulting in lameness. A direct result of poor hoof care/ badly balanced hooves, you need to address the hoof balance with proper trimming. Protective leg wear- such as splint boots will provide temporary protection. But get the hooves fixed please.

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