Originally Posted by toto
Lol, I don't know about 'short cannon bone' but a very upright cannon bone- with a very upright coffin bone makes more sense to me.. it can also happen with bad trimming.
A horse with a choppy (short stride) from conformation faults and a horse that's short stridin because of ouchie clubbed feet are two different things.. id like to see a video just because.
TO me is seems more like a conformational fault that is causing a short stride. He is a fairly short horse as is, about 14.3. Maybe 15.0hh.
The reason I can believe this /short/ cannon bone issue is a 15 year old gelding I used to ride a year or so ago has one cannon bone shorter than the other (I really have no idea how) and it resulted in him having a grade 1 clubbed foot. Currently i'm on my way to the arena since he doesn't have a soreness kind of movement to me or the riders around me. He seems fine. I'll put a nice charge on my camera and catch you a video if that helps?
It's more so at a trot, he is a very quick paced horse and HATES moving collected and slow. Everything he does is fast. Fast trot, fast canter.