Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Here you go, I think I got them straightened out for you.
Actually, while the foot is pretty clubby (I couldn't venture a guess on what grade it might be as the pictures aren't great and I don't know a ton about grading clubs), it's actually the overall crookedness in that leg from top to bottom and the bulging knee on that leg that concern me.
Did you just get this horse? What are your plans for it?
EDITED TO ADD: Looking closer, there are some really major issues going on with this horse's legs, specifically the right. I think, if this horse is new and you're not quite sure what his history our soundness level is, I'd have a vet do a full workup on that leg to find out the extent of all the issues. Not only is that knee just downright ugly, but that pastern is lumpy and crooked too. I don't know whether the club caused the leg crookedness or the leg crookedness caused the club or if that poor horse just got whipped with the "poor conformation" stick as an embryo, but he's got major issues going on...along with severely overgrown feet, but you've already started to remedy that by having a farrier scheduled.
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Last edited by smrobs; 07-21-2013 at 10:25 PM.