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        07-31-2014, 08:54 PM
    You seeing something Im not?
    He is higher on the lateral heel on that foot. Out of balance. That can certainly cause lameness when he turns toward that foot because during the loading phase of the stride in the turn it will stress the medial collateral ligament of the coffin joint, and the joint itself.

    Club feet tend to land hard on the lateral toe a due to an odd shape of the long pastern bone in that leg . The foot eill swing inward when in the air and hit on the outside toe., The landing can not be helped very much because it has to do with bone shape in the pastern.

    So when you add a high heel on that side it makes the coffin joint problems even worse. And it will show up the most when the horse is turning toward that foot.
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        08-01-2014, 02:12 AM
    Originally Posted by smiley845    
    All righty, let's see if this fixes it? First time I tried linking, now I'll try uploading. :)
    Tried to get the photos.

    Its hard to say as hes standing on soft ground.
    What caught my Eye is the left fore, toe in the ground, the heel up off the ground like hes unloading the Deep flexer tenden.
    The right fore seems very straight in the patstorn.
    Looking at the front I see 2 differant size feet.

    Sorry, maybe age but I cannot see a club foot or stess tendens in those photots.
    Maybe if taken on solid ground I could see it.

    Bummer it will take so long for x-rays, very curious to see what they say.
    I got the impression portable x-ray Machines were pretty common over ther.
        08-01-2014, 10:19 AM
    Its hard to say as hes standing on soft ground.
    It is easy to see in the sole view. The lateral heel is higher from the back of the frog.
        08-01-2014, 10:22 AM
    Bummer it will take so long for x-rays, very curious to see what they say.
    I got the impression portable x-ray Machines were pretty common over ther.
    The actual Xray machines are still portable but most vets have gone digital, with very expensive equipment . They do not want to take $30,000 worth of equipment out in the field so have the horse brought into the clinic.
        08-06-2014, 04:05 PM
    All right, update time!

    First of all, still no xrays or farrier, but I FINALLY have appointments. Soundness exam with digital xrays ($60 + $65/view) Thursday night 50 miles away. Hauling into my favorite farrier 85 miles away on Monday. So there is a light, finally.

    My daughter showed him at fair yesterday, and he won grand champion gelding, even lame! He's barely limping, and many couldn't see it, but he's definitely still sore in the right front. They scratched from any under saddle classes.
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        08-06-2014, 04:32 PM
    Awesome news on all fronts! Well, not that he is still lame but everything else!
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        08-06-2014, 08:35 PM
    Is the farrier one of the ELPO farriers? If so I probably know him well.
        08-06-2014, 11:43 PM
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        08-10-2014, 06:25 PM
    Carrey is AWSOME. SO Glad you got him.
        08-11-2014, 10:51 AM
    Thanks, Patty. I've used him before, but tried to find someone that I didn't have to haul so far to. I've learned my lesson. ;)

    Here are the xrays for anyone curious. I do believe they are mislabled. If you look on the bottom of the hooves, the Vet used a tack to show sole depth... and on the right, there is literally NO sole. I've packed his hooves and Carrey will likely repack it and pad today. I was grateful to see nothing nevicular or arthritic.
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