Originally Posted by smrobs
Whew, she's pretty severely bowlegged on her right front. I'm glad that you have decided not to jump her, but I doubt she'll have a very long riding career anyway.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news like that but she's putting some very serious strain on that joint with every single stride she takes.
And, yes, I do see some movement problems with that right front. I can't quite pinpoint if it's an actual limp or whether it's just a funky movement due to the leg but....it will probably be a limp in a relatively short amount of time.
Yeah I agree about the jumping and short riding life, but so far there has been no limping in the leg and its been a few months of constant, light ridden work. She hasn't come up sore or anything at all after any of these days.... and she does move quicker going that way but it's not limping....It is a very akward action she has, if I could get a vid from the front of her trot I would. But I will say it does look funny.
The situation is that I did not buy her... this horse was bred to be a reacehorse but because of the leg was not even started. She was given to me after I found out about them planning to dog her.
In actual fact, since being started in english discipline this quickened motion on this side has slowed down alot... I think she used to go quicker in fear of hurting it, but I have seen a big improvement and she now goes almost the same as she would going the other way
Even so I will try and get a vet to look at her, and I will not be jumping her.
Thanks guys for all your opinions :) mine were pretty much the same I just wanted confirmation of my worries.