Originally Posted by KylieHuitema
This horse would wing in during movement. The only problem he would ever have is having his heels hit.
I do not believe he is terribly toed out, but it definitely is noticeable.
I wouldn't be worried. I did horse judging for 2 years in 4H, and. Have seen horses with their knees nearly touching.
He does ocassionally hit his heels when he is lagging behind me and walking extremely slow...but I do have splint boots and bell boots for him just incase he decides to over step while working and hurt himself
I do not notice him winging out...unless I'm not seeing it or am imagining what it would look like differently? He was also due for a trim and he is moving even better now that his feet are done. Here's a video of him trotting one of the first times I lunged him. Sorry it is so dark...
Originally Posted by Elana
Use him anyway. He is rotated out and unless he is unsound, he is useable. Would I spend hours jumping him? No. Would I run him a lot as fast as he could go? No. I would not with any horse.
If he interferes, use bell boots (if it he interferes low) or use splint boots if he interferes up high.
According to his previous, and only owner, he has never been lame a day in his life! He is going to be a pleasure horse and do a bit of everything, as long as it doesn't hurt him. I don't plan on working him extremely hard...I already bought him a pair of splint and bell boots just to be safe.
Originally Posted by trailhorserider
Instead of purely being toed out, I think his legs actually rotate out slightly. Like his knees are rotated out as well, not just his hooves. I don't think it's a biggie.
It seems like I read an article by Dr. Deb Bennett one time talking about this phenomenon, but I can't remember how it went.
I noticed that as well. I have been trying to read up about it and haven't been able to find much information.