What is really the kicker though is the navicular; it could have been a conformational fault or she may have been genetically predisposed to having it and would pass the higher chances for it on to a foal.
Yup. I was taking to my friend about that. Most of the time it is confirmational, combined with a not so good farrier. She would be an ok pleasure horse, she's almost 100% sound for light work, we're working on getting her feet right. She's 100% for walking but not trotting. She loves occasion trail rides. But I havent ridden her since around May. She needs to have a good farrier and consistent trims. Id worry about some people not wanting to invest the money in shoes/ a good farrier in a pasture puff. I guess some people can't afford having a horse done every 4-6weeks. My farrier was telling me some of his clients want to push their horses to 13 weeks!!