Ok I'm looking at this horse for sale. Quiet beginners horse, lovely, sounds quiet nice, seen some footage it looks quiet and slow which is what I want.
He's got club hoof. My friend said that her horse has it and doesnt effect him at all and this lady whos selling this guy said this email to me. I am looking for a nice steady horse du to the fact I have a green 6 year old atm so a nice steady calm horse is what im looking to buy. This guy is only but this is what she said about the club foot:
. He does prefer to canter straight though and with the circles he goes better one way than the other, I think it's because of his club foot but don't really know. He is sound on it though, he was shod when I got him 2 years ago and not long after I done a barefoot trimming workshop with the Barefoot Blacksmith from Vic, and since then he's been barefoot. The only issue is he'll need a good farrier / trimmer. If he is trimmed flat and too short he will go lame, like any horse though!!
Boots would work wonders on any rocky stuff!!
He can be ridden bareback & in halter, no issues there. Throw my kids 7yrs & 9yrs on him barback double dinking and lead him down the road to his paddock and he's fine. Have taken him swimming in dam and at the beach no worries. Mind you we have no surf here so nothing too scarry for him. Walked over pededstrain bridge to get to the beach and no worries.
There is no doubt you could do anything with him because the horse is only as good as the rider I believe but the reason why I say he's more suited for trail riding is because I don't know how his foot would hold up to too
So whats your opinions on club hoof. I know nothing about it so am off to do some research. Any information, advice would be great