This year we’ve had an additional wrinkle to the general challenge of conditioning for Tevis.
Czoe (aka Zoey) started turning up lame after races (not conditioning rides, only races). The lameness was elusive and confusing – out of character for the horse.
Jenn wrote an excellent blogon it for the EasyCare website – Easy Shoes played a role in helping her get Czoe back into racing form.
It takes a lot of patience, strategizing and help from great partners to keep a horse going at the level Jenn has her mares racing. Her article is a great read on the subject – how she evaluated the issue, her systematic approach to determining the cause, and the route she’s taken to bring a mare with not-quite-perfect confirmation to the peak of performance in our sport.