I just bought this guy from the track in February. He still needs to gain some muscle and some weight. His hoof angle and pastern angle are bad. I am in the process of trying to find a farrier that will help with this issue. He has under run heels and long toe. I bought him this way. Every farrier in my area wants to use a wedge pad, and I have heard that those pads just mask the issue, so if anyone can recommend a farrier in the lancaster, pa area please pm me.
Other then the hoof angle tell me what you think. He moves pretty good considering his pastern angle and he is a little down hill. I want to use him for hunters.
I am sure there are other flaws there and I have been taking pictures on a weekly basis to see how is muscle changes as I put weight on him. However, his personality is super, he is very work orientated and seems like an old pro at everything I am showing him. He is definetly a diamond in the ruff.
His racing name was Big Red Daddy, which I loath. I have given him the name of Hank, as a barn name. But need a show name, I was thinking either Hudson Bay, which seems unoriginal or Most Dashing. If anyone has any name ideas let me know. Thanks