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  • Messed up joints in club foot horse

 
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    02-10-2011, 01:28 AM
  #11
Foal
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Originally Posted by bntnail    
Are you for real? How many club feet have you re-habed this way? Do you know what causes club feet, "all" the causes? How about the possibility of damage to the coffin bone due to a lack of sole depth ,a direct result of mechanical rotation in the hoof capsule? OMG
WOW.. man do people on this site have issues and just love to jump on people! It drives me nuts how people are so closed minded! I love how your caught up in you cookie cutter idea of horses and horsemanship! I feel bad for you cause you really don't see the beauty and many possibility each situation brings.

1. Yes I am for Real!

2. I never said to rehab club footed horses, my gelding Rusty was on his way to a slaughter house. He was a standardbreed who had a condition that caused him to grow to fast for his tendons (not sure whats it was called) It did not affect his soundness (he was never ouchy), but it did cause him to kick out or walk funny due to discomfort or tightness in the tendons. Thus not making him useable to harness racing (ie could not keep a pace) There are MANY MANY DIFFERENT CAUSES OF CLUB FOOT AND DEGREES OF DAMAGE. I never said his was extreme case or what caused it so how can you "KNOW IT ALL". DID YOU KNOW a horses habits can cause such a condition! WOW good to know eh! And helping balance and counter his habits of standing, walking, pawing, stretching, ect... will improve the condition. Get over your self, and jump on someone else's back! I stated at the end that I was no professional, and that this was just my opinion and based on my knowledge this is what I might do. If you don't like what I say, here is a IDEA "don't read it" and here is a better IDEA accept that sometimes others have different ideas or ways of doing things. If your going to be a internet TROLL then you should get a life and maybe read a book cause you need to expand your mind.
     
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    02-10-2011, 01:42 AM
  #12
Foal
People! I appreciate everyone's opinions on here. Even if the opinions differ.
I would like to mention that this horse did not have a club foot last year so I don't see why he would have one now. He's been trimmed very very poorly and enevenly.
     
    02-10-2011, 02:05 AM
  #13
Showing
If it isn't a club foot, then there is something else going on in either the tendons of the leg, the pastern joint itself or the hoof capsule. For that pastern to be so much more upright than the other one really concerns me.

And hearts, don't mind them. While we, as a community, can be rather blunt and opinionated at times, we always have the horse's best interests in mind . There are some instances of snarkiness, but we are a very good community in general.
     
    02-10-2011, 02:14 AM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
If it isn't a club foot, then there is something else going on in either the tendons of the leg, the pastern joint itself or the hoof capsule. For that pastern to be so much more upright than the other one really concerns me.

And hearts, don't mind them. While we, as a community, can be rather blunt and opinionated at times, we always have the horse's best interests in mind . There are some instances of snarkiness, but we are a very good community in general.
I will be getting more photos soon. I appreciate everyone's comments.
     
    02-10-2011, 02:23 AM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by heartscontent    
People! I appreciate everyone's opinions on here. Even if the opinions differ.
I would like to mention that this horse did not have a club foot last year so I don't see why he would have one now. He's been trimmed very very poorly and enevenly.
A simple injury can cause a shortening of the deep flexor muscles, thus causing a club foot. Doesn't have to be present at birth.
     
    02-10-2011, 02:49 AM
  #16
Foal
Here is a video explaining a club footed and how it may be treated. This is a much younger horse, this means there is a higher chance of recovery.


I don't think that's what your horse has... but that just my opinion, the help of a hands on "professional" is what you need to help you set a path to recovery. I am careful with the word "professional" for the reason that just cause a person has done some schooling, and has a piece of paper does not make them good at there job. I would trust a person with experience, and a passion for horses before I would trust someone with just paper work, but no heart. We all have delta with a so called "professional" at some point in our lives who did not care or know what they were doing. For your horses sake, trust yourself and if it does not seem right to you its probably not... trust yourself and learn as much as you can from many points of view... that will allow you the best options to make a informed decisions. I never do something to my horses unless it is explained to me and it makes sense to me, other wise I wont make a decision until I have learned more. Its not worth putting my horses health or wellness at risk cause I am to lazy to learn.

I really do hope your horse will be fine, there feet are really one of the most important parts on their body, and its always a little scary when things go wrong.

Your totally on the right track anyways by asking questions and not being blindly lead....

Good Luck
Cheers Tanya
     
    02-10-2011, 03:00 AM
  #17
Foal
:) I know I like to know what's going on. I have a pick of many farriers so I want to make sure my current one does a good job because I have other farriers I can use.
     
    02-10-2011, 07:00 AM
  #18
Foal
Its flared because the horse is out of balance, yes. What is happening the dip (flare) that you are referring to is actually the hoof wall pulling away from the coffin bone. So basically the horse is trying to self trim in the "dip" (flare area). I do not see club. I see way out of balance due to the horse having a very high heel, and who knows it could be due to a injury and it has had to carry itself that way to relieve pain somewhere. Its too hard to tell.

Example: I rescued a shetland pony once. Her feet were horrible. The owner said to me- I don't know why that foot (left hind) looks so bad. It was a lot longer than the other feet. I knew why. Because she wasn't using it and hadn't used that foot in a long time, as it was at least 3 inches longer than the others.
     
    02-10-2011, 12:33 PM
  #19
Foal
Yukontanya and Bntnail can't we all get along. Lol. Here is the thing with questions about feet or anything else. You ask 10 different people you might get 10 different ideas. Every horse is different so are the feet and what may work for 1 person may not work for the other person.
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    02-10-2011, 01:40 PM
  #20
Green Broke
You tell em Anvil!! Your best bet is to get a GOOD farrier out to take a look. Can't rely on the internet! Not always. Good Luck!
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