Owner says " Its not a club foot its just more narrow with a higher heel than the other."
originally they stated the normal club like look arabians have. I thought that was odd and had never heard that but maybe it isnt that uncommon. Is that type of foot problem common in that line ? how does it affect horse for long term endurance work, I really do want to eventually complete at least 1 100 miler, and in the mean time do multi day 25's and single 50's
Bey Shah is known for passing on clubbed feet, from lesser to greater degree, and it's a typical Arab dodge to call it "high low" or "narrow in front with a higher heel". Some of it can be corrected, depending on how bad it is. I can't tell a thing by that last video, I'd need good conformation shots MINUS all the crap on the front legs. (Another Arab dodge or shots of the horse in belly deep grass.)
If you're really interested, have the vet check him out first, and do a set of radiographs on those two front legs, especially the feet. That will tell you real quickly if it's a farrier problem or a true club. Depending on the severity of the club he may or may not ever be suitable for even a 50 miler. That and the hind that the other poster mentioned, though.....if he's short striding on his left fore he could be compensating on the right hind some.....can't tell by those vids.
I had a mare with a +4 Club and she was extremely sure footed and while she short strided on that leg, she was never lame. I probably rode her 25 miles or more in a day on some of our mountain rides but I wouldn't have done a 50 or more with her because I don't think she would have stood up to it.
Would you PM me his name (if you don't want to put it out here, I understand)? Seeing those markings, I think I "know" that horse but can't be sure.
Here's the mare I had:
Here's where I used to ride her:
So she was "serviceably sound" for sure.