This last March I got my dream horse, Gypsy. Got her very cheap as a green broke purebred 2007 Quarter Horse mare (I'm working on getting her registered). Absolutely stunning girl, she's just got one flaw; her front right hoof is clubbed.
According to her previous owners, she has never been lame. Even with the infrequent trimmings she'd received while in their care.
She hasn't shown any signs of lameness whatsoever so I didn't worry much about it. But this summer we are both going into some training (horsey-boot camp!) for a future job possibility and we're going to be riding about 4x a week for six to eight hours on trail rides. Farrier says her hooves should be okay, just put shoes on her. OK, I can do that. I'm not so much worried about hoof lameness anymore but LEG LAMENESS.
Because of the angle a clubbed foot is set at, can it cause leg damage under arena work and trail work?