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post #1 of 31 Old 05-19-2013, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Clubbed Foot

I have an 11 year old gelding with two clubbed feet. He has two front clubbed, you can tell one is clubbed, but the other you can barely tell. They are both grade 1. How many of.you have had a horse with clubbed feet? Since he is tenderfooted would you suggest shoeing him or is there a way I can toughen his feet?
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I have a 25 year old Arabian with one very mild club foot. I used to have front shoes on her to hold angles until 10 years ago when we went to barefoot all around with a small exception.The club foot has a tiny, maybe 3 inch long shoe over the toe area only. It prevents the toe from breaking off.
She has never been lame or sore.
The trick is to not mess with Mother Nature & to trim/shoe within the angles the horse has. She is trimmed every 6 weeks, year round.
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I have a 25 year old Arabian with one very mild club foot. I used to have front shoes on her to hold angles until 10 years ago when we went to barefoot all around with a small exception.The club foot has a tiny, maybe 3 inch long shoe over the toe area only. It prevents the toe from breaking off.
She has never been lame or sore.
The trick is to not mess with Mother Nature & to trim/shoe within the angles the horse has. She is trimmed every 6 weeks, year round.
I've been told shoeing a horse with clubbed feet can increase the pressure on the joints or something? He's very tender on hard ground and I feel I really don't have a choice but to put shoes on him to keep him sound.
I knew he had one, you can barely tell the other is a clubbed foot. I just put a video of his barrel run up, and you can tell he is tender on his feet in one part of the arena, but when he gets into the softer or wet dirt he is okay. Do you think he is tender, or is it just the shock on the joints with his clubbed feet?
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did he get trimmed wrong ? Was he lame before the farrier or afterwards. Did the farrier try to corrective shoe?
Personally , I don't think I would race a club footed horse. That is awful hard on thier joints.
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did he get trimmed wrong ? Was he lame before the farrier or afterwards. Did the farrier try to corrective shoe?
Personally , I don't think I would race a club footed horse. That is awful hard on thier joints.
I've been told by racers and farriers also a vet it doesn't hurt to race a horse with clubbed feet, if he gets sore give him a break. I'm sure the man before us trimmed him wrong, but my farrier came out three days ago and touched up his feet. You do not try to correct a clubbed foot, it will ruin the horse far more than what it wrong already. There are many horses that race on clubbed feet.
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I have a club-footed mare that has been used as a ranch/trail horse. I have to keep her in shoes, or she wears her heels down too fast, which changes her angles. (Found that out the hard way when we tried to take her barefoot. P2 and P3 were rubbing at the front.)

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I have a club-footed mare that has been used as a ranch/trail horse. I have to keep her in shoes, or she wears her heels down too fast, which changes her angles. (Found that out the hard way when we tried to take her barefoot. P2 and P3 were rubbing at the front.)
Ouch, maybe I really should put shoes on this little guy lol. I know a farrier who will also put a padded shoe on a tender horse if it races. First hand experience from you, do you think that would cause any problems?
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I knew someone that barrel raced a horse with two clubbed feet- he wasnt sore on them like your horse is though. He was actually a 1D horse that qualified for nbha nationals, lol.

You can start by havin him trimmed correctly -i would have him corrective shod if he's sore and makes him sound but id talk to your vet about him bein a barrel horse- it doesnt seem like it would be- but its pretty extreme on the horses feet and body to do somethin like that. Id watch it.
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I knew someone that barrel raced a horse with two clubbed feet- he wasnt sore on them like your horse is though. He was actually a 1D horse that qualified for nbha nationals, lol.

You can start by havin him trimmed correctly -i would have him corrective shod if he's sore and makes him sound but id talk to your vet about him bein a barrel horse- it doesnt seem like it would be- but its pretty extreme on the horses feet and body to do somethin like that. Id watch it.
I've already had his feet trimmed, and he isn't sore until he gets in a . . I guess its a hard dirt with dirt chunks or rocks in it? I'm not sure if they are just dried dirt clumps or some rocks mixed in. I have been considering corrective shoeing. Vet and Farrier both say give him a go, he should be fine. Main reason they said was because he hasn't done anything his whole life, it won't be so hard on him since he hasn't been worn out.
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Well, she wasn't tender-footed. Her pain came from bone on bone contact.

As long as his living situation isn't muddy, I don't see how pads would be hard on him. But I would make sure that it's sole pressure making him sore before I did anything else.

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