Reply To: Stringhalt or shivers – how to tell?

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I forgot to add, in shivers the horse eventually has some relaxation of the haunch muscle but it it usually necessary to warn the farrier that the horse will pick its foot way up, and not to try to force the animal to lower it. I at one time was using an otherwise wonderful barefoot trimmer in the area, who just could not get it through her head that this was not a behavioral problem. She kept thinking the solution was shanking and backing, which of course does not work!