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post #1 of 5 Old 10-26-2013, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Upright pasterns..help?

Hey guys..

I had a question about upright pasterns. Apollo has upright pasterns. I don't have any issues related to them right now. He isn't lame, he's never punchy even on hard/rocky surfaces. He runs jumps all over the place and never acts like they hurt.

Are there ways to help correct the problem? When I got him he was much more upright than he is now.. Which is why I'm wondering if I can do anything to help him out. I trust my trimmer, but I don't know enough about feet enough to notice and correct problems on my own. It's hard to put my complete trust in how she trims if that makes sense?
We don't really do any sort of strenuous activities we just do trails and putz around. :)

I've taken a few pictures of his feet after a trim but I don't know if they are good enough to give any evaluation.

I just worry he is my buddy.

Left front

Right front

Right front again

Both fronts

These were not freshly trimmed, maybe a few days had gone by, not much though.

Let me know if I need better ones.
Someone once asked me if he was clubbed, the answer is NO. Straight from the vet. :)

Also, these are much better than when I got him. I can try to find pictures from before let me know if you want to see! He used to have very high heels and was on his toes pretty much.
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-26-2013, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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The darker line where you see new growth is when I brought him home.
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He is what he is and as long as you do not try to fix the un-fixable, he should be fine . It has to do with tendon lengths vs cannon bone lengths, Therefore he will always have upright pasterns and hoof angles.
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That's what I thought. Makes no difference to me I just wanted to make sure that I am doing the right thing. So thank you!!!

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He looks like he is possibly still a bit high heeled, but wouldn't make judgement with these pics only & while different angle pics may give a bit different idea, it appears that they wouldn't be changing that much & that angle is probably close to right for him. If his hooves are well trimmed & balanced they will find - or stay at - what's 'right' for him.
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