Farriers/trotting on tarmac road
hello sir, i would like to trot my horse(with shoes ON) on tarmac road. is road a good underfoot surface for making a horse joints fit?
HELLO ROHIT...THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION...
Tarmac is better than say asphalt(oil base)or cobblestone, but that being said; it
will NOT "Condition or rehab" joints.
Yes...exercise daily and proper nutrition is the key, but joints "remodel" and NOT always for
the best!! Concussion and trauma to bone and joints cause remodeling for whatever reason.Some
on the "down side" are bone spurs,ossification and inflamation of the bursa in the joints( in laymans terms).
Be conservative when riding/conditioning on ANY hard surface !!
Best To You !!!