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post #21 of 27 Old 03-08-2012, 03:25 PM
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I have 2 questions. Would you try to fix a 10 yr old horses cowhocked ness? And someone told me that they would worry about taking a cowhocked horse trail riding due to the increased risk of injury to the horse and rider? I posted a thread in the trail riding section and i have pictures up as well. It would be appreciated thanks
That would be a great thread for you to start rather than trying to hijack someone elses.

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post #22 of 27 Old 03-08-2012, 10:12 PM
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And we have a winner!
So was all that 'baffling with BS' just implying that?? Why on earth didn't you just say so?? I was looking for the less than obvious(& already stated), after your post.

The give-away is the slight bulge at the coronary just above the dorsal wall. A hoof free of pathology will have an indentation at the coronary (called the coronary groove). A club will invariably have a bulge at the dorsal aspect of the coronary,
Oh, I'll have to look again at my anatomy, as I understood the coronary groove was only visible on the inside of the wall of a dissected hoof, the thinner, outer layer produced by the coronary corium. Not sure exactly what you're seeing here then - assuming it's not the bulge above the coronary border on the right foot with the broken forward axis, because you're talking about both feet & I'm thinking an 'indentation' there is also not normal.

So why are these clubbed feet somewhat unusual? Because we don't see the more common, strong and straight up heel growth indicative of the functionally shortened deep digital musculotendonous structures.
Hmm, I wonder if that's a breed thing or more or less common due to local practices or some such, because(while without seeing the whole leg, let alone whole horse, we can't be sure of too much in the way of muscles, etc IME) it looks pretty normal to me of high heeled feet(granted there are a great range of speicifc in those). Interested to hear your definition of 'clubbed' as opposed to otherwise high heeled too, as that doesn't seem to be universal. I'd really like to know what leads you to the conclusion it's obviously congenital too, as there are a number of possible causes of clubbed feet IMO. Eg. how do you know it's not due to injury, sensitive heels, bad farriery, posture, etc?

This would be a very interesting horse to work on but is not a case wherein I'd offer protocol counsel via internet. I'd want to see this one in person before making specific recommendations.
Very good point that doesn't get said often enough. I think that specifics - either in what we're seeing or what we're suggesting to be done should not be taken as 'fact' in any case almost invariably, when we're only 'consulting' over the internet with limited info & a few pics. I try to make it plain in my posts that I'm generalising or speculating with regard to my opinions & observations, but it never hurts to remind people of this.

I would recommend you ask your father to engage a professional farrier to better evaluate your horses needs. While I understand your locale may present a shortage of competent farriers, it would be worthwhile to do what you can to find some assistance. That may mean trailering your horse.
Also agree 100%. While most people can manage to maintain 'good' feet well enough with a few lessons & understanding of the basics, treating problems & pathologies is not necessarily so simple at all & good professional help is invaluable if at all possible.
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Ominous silence again...
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LOL! Horseman's probably busy. He'll catch up when he can.

None of these pics are good and its getting frustrating. On that last one, also sinking into the ground and from a distance, I see 3 steep bands and the LF, which I would just like to hold in my own hand. Not seeing the solar side of the hoof is not letting the hoof talk to you, as far as I'm concerned. With these shots so far, we're just judging a book by its cover, not reading the whole story.
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QHriderKE if you want help with your horses feet you need better pictures were one can actually see the hoof. You also need pics of the bottom side of hoofs and good pics from sides left and right and front veiw. Horse needs to be standing on a flat surface So hoofs arent half buried in dirt or grass. With out good pics no one here can help you.
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