Originally Posted by Corporal
The RH front cannon bone scar looks cold. Check his hooves--there are ridges that could indicate founder. Not always, though, bc I've "ridged" my horses hooves changing feed without having my farrier call "founder." He's pretty brutally honest, so I'd KNOW!!
I like that he doesn't look like a very hard keeper. He looks like (above), with some leg problems which would probably give you a rougher ride. IMO, he'd be okay if he's realiable and well-tempered. Otherwise, I'd pass.
I went throught the old scars with him, I've owned him for almost 3 years now. He came to me with a massive barb wire cut to his pasturn (you can slightly see it in the pictures) and the injury on his cannon bone. I am aware of his founder and actually happened when I put him in the care of someone else for a few months (will not happen again lol) He is not the smoothest horse I have ever ridden but I have learned to deal with it :). I have owned him 3 years fresh off the track (he got the injuries 2 weeks off the track and then passed on to me not even a month after he got off the track) and I would say he is very reliable and very well tempered, more like a well seasoned quarter horse than a thoroughbred. I couldn't ask for much more from him. To keep him this nice in the winter he's on grain, grass hay, alfalfa and cool calories (not sure if you would consider that a easy keeper or not) its taken me two seasons to find what really works for him lol. He actually gained a bit this winter instead of losing also everything.