Jerry: Standard Bred Trotter
Jerry was let go by his last trainer because there were numerous opinions that he had a stifle problem, this was inferred because he could not get on the right lead. The owner approach me to see if I could help out, we requested a vet check to confirm he had no stifle issue.
The issue was he simply did not know how to pick up a right lead, this was because during his trotting career he was trained and raced to continually run off his left lead/leg on the track. Once he retired and was asked to lead to the right side, he couldn’t because he was never taught. To fix this problem we simply went back to basics by re-educating him to pick up on the right lead and reduce his hollowing out tendencies.
Jerry’s life was saved, his owner Linda and Jerry are now off competing in Dressage events.