Another "Is this a club foot" post
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Hoof Care

Another "Is this a club foot" post

This is a discussion on Another "Is this a club foot" post within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Clubfoot or something else
  • Foal stance

Like Tree3Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-04-2012, 08:07 PM
  #1
Weanling
Another "Is this a club foot" post

Sooo, I just had this filly delivered yesterday and her feet seem "off" to me. I don't remember noticing anything when I went to look at her 2 weeks ago. So club foot vs something else vs me being paranoid. Farrier has already been called.

Sorry about the photos, she wouldnt stand still for me.







     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-04-2012, 09:45 PM
  #2
Started
You've got a little bit of work to do but I wouldn't call it a club foot. Watch how she stands. Does she always have the Rt leg back and the Lt leg forward? (and her neck is too short to reach the ground?) That's a "normal" wear pattern in that scenario. I would be feeding her up off the ground so she'll stop standing like that.
     
    02-04-2012, 09:50 PM
  #3
Weanling
When you say "work to do" do you mean farrier work? And yes, when she grazes she still has the "foal stance".

Thanks for the info.
     
    02-04-2012, 09:59 PM
  #4
Started
She's got alot of heel all the way around but nothing that can't be delt with easily.
     
    02-05-2012, 10:06 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Here's a link that talks about "grazing stance and club hooves in foals".

Bare Foot Hooves - Welcome to the new world of better hoof care

If you Google that phrase, you will quite a few credible hits.

To me, the right front hoof looks like it's tending toward becoming club-footed.

Trimming these hooves, IMO, is what separates the "men from the boys".

It takes some talent to get the mechanics and geometries of the trimming process correct so as not to damage the horse but still keep it corrected so the hoof has a chance to grow in a normal way.

Still shots would be great to show the farrier but a video of her casually grazing would be even better:)
     
    02-05-2012, 11:55 AM
  #6
Trained
She looks more 'high/low' than clubbed, though the right front pastern looks like it might be steep. A good farrier can get her back in the normal angles before it gets set in stone.

Here's a pic of a mare with a really high club and it didn't slow her down a bit. She was more sure footed on the trail than just about anyone and she was catty as all get out.



In AZ the ground was soft and I had to have a farrier handle the foot. Here in OK the ground is harder and she kept it worn down to the point that unless you looked, hard, you didn't notice her hoof.
     
    02-06-2012, 01:03 AM
  #7
Weanling
Looks like they just need a trim :) Lucky you. What is it with getting horses in with crap hooves? I would NEVER sell a horse and have it leave my farm without nice looking feet etc. ugh
     
    02-06-2012, 02:52 AM
  #8
Weanling
Hell I'm just glad she's good with her feet. I looked at A LOT of fillies before I chose her. Most were not halter broke or had hardly been messed with and all of them had major conformation faults. "Just needs a trim" sounds great.
walkinthewalk likes this.
     
    02-07-2012, 11:39 AM
  #9
Yearling
The left hind looks club to me. Has it been injured Duren?
Skyseternalangel likes this.
     
    02-07-2012, 12:00 PM
  #10
Yearling
This reminded me of something I've seen. Doesn't necessarily mean it's the case on this foal. But here it is

Many times a foal will start developing a club foot (or become toed-out)when they are weaned and start grazing or eating hay that's thrown on the ground. I'll explain:

Babies are short-necked and long-legged. When a foal is extra short-necked or extra long-legged, they can't get their mouth to the ground without doing one of two things:

1. Spread their front legs like a giraffe to eat

2. Eat with one foot far out in front, and the other stretched back

When they spread out like a giraffe, the front hooves wear down on the inside, which makes them toe-out

When they stretch a foot out front, over time they get a club foot because one foot isn't bearing as much weight

So for owners, keep an eye on those foals when you wean them. Many front foot problems can be traced to this. I've even seen older horses that couldn't graze normal also
Trinity3205 likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foot/ankle "turns" when I put weight in my heels sparrowrider English Riding 6 01-08-2012 10:33 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0