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post #1 of 2 Old 08-15-2008, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hock puffiness

I'm currently in the preliminary stages of buying a nearly full percheron mare. The vet was out to do her prepurchase exam on Monday. She found the mare to have "slight" puffiness in her hocks. The vet told the horse's owner that that is common in drafts and wouldn't effect her soundness. The mare has never had soundness issues in the past. She was bought from the PMU industry when she was 3 and broke to ride as a 4 year old. She's been ridden sporatically since then and been used as a broodmare mostly. She is 8 years old now.

The mare's foal is due to be weaned in September. After that the current owner is going to put 30 days refresher training on her for me. I think I'll have the vet reevaluate the mare after her 30 days.

I'm interested in this mare as a trail horse only. I'm a bigger gal so I need a bigger horse. I ride for about an hour 2-3 times a week and not hard then.

Has anybody heard of the puffiness issues? My other draft gelding has awful hocks but he was a pulling horse. Should I be concerned about "slight" puffiness?


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post #2 of 2 Old 08-17-2008, 01:29 AM
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My 4 yr. old draft colt (PMU) has very bulgy looking bulbs on his hocks, not sure if that's because he's growing or what. The vet has never pointed it out and it doesn't seem to be a lameness issue.

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