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post #11 of 30 Old 12-09-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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I don't have the old picture anymore...

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post #12 of 30 Old 12-09-2012, 08:48 PM
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Do yourself a favor and run. Beautiful horse but unless you would just like a horse 'to look at' then if advise against getting him. Just curious, how much are they asking??
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post #13 of 30 Old 12-09-2012, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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The pictures from when he was younger showed no signs of any leg problems. It is hard to tell what a foal will look like until they are older but you can always get an idea.

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post #14 of 30 Old 12-09-2012, 08:52 PM
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I'd buy the "bad farrier" story only AFTER a thorough vetting when the vet is the one telling you that is the problem.
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post #15 of 30 Old 12-09-2012, 08:53 PM
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The pictures from when he was younger showed no signs of any leg problems. It is hard to tell what a foal will look like until they are older but you can always get an idea.

After seeing these pictures I'm betting he won't stay sound long as a riding horse. I can tell you that rigt now...
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post #16 of 30 Old 12-09-2012, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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He has been checked by the vet and I'm waiting for the report. I'm not for sure buying him.

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post #17 of 30 Old 12-09-2012, 08:55 PM
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The pictures from when he was younger showed no signs of any leg problems. It is hard to tell what a foal will look like until they are older but you can always get an idea.
yes - and the idea that is being gotten via the photos you have posted in this thread is that this horse is destined to a life of soundness issues. You asked for input, you are getting it - that input can only be given on what you have provided which is photos of a horse showing serious club foot issues. It seems you are rather keen on this little guy and want him to be THE horse for you.......
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post #18 of 30 Old 12-09-2012, 08:58 PM
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Sure, foals change a lot as they grow, but there are some things that don't change. Granted, I am just judging from 2 pictures so I could be wrong....but I really don't think I am. There are signs that a trained eye can see on things like that that will give clues to whether it might be something long-term or something new. Just looking at those pictures, I'm not inclined to believe the "bad farrier" story the owners told you. Those feet have been growing that way for a while.

For your own sake, please get a very thorough vet check before you go any further in this purchase. He is a cute colt, but I would hate for you to get him home and end up heartbroken when he ends up being capable of nothing more than being a very loudly colored, and expensive, pasture pet.
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yes - and the idea that is being gotten via the photos you have posted in this thread is that this horse is destined to a life of soundness issues. You asked for input, you are getting it - that input can only be given on what you have provided which is photos of a horse showing serious club foot issues. It seems you are rather keen on this little guy and want him to be THE horse for you.......
Um... I said I might get him. Yes I love him but I also have enough sense to say no. I haven't seen him yet because he is out of state. I'm going there soon to see him in person before making a final decision. I'm taking all precautions. He only showed this problem after his last farrier visit who supposedly was a different farrier then usual. I've seen a lot of bad farrier jobs. I'm being careful.

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Sure, foals change a lot as they grow, but there are some things that don't change. Granted, I am just judging from 2 pictures so I could be wrong....but I really don't think I am. There are signs that a trained eye can see on things like that that will give clues to whether it might be something long-term or something new. Just looking at those pictures, I'm not inclined to believe the "bad farrier" story the owners told you. Those feet have been growing that way for a while.

For your own sake, please get a very thorough vet check before you go any further in this purchase. He is a cute colt, but I would hate for you to get him home and end up heartbroken when he ends up being capable of nothing more than being a very loudly colored, and expensive, pasture pet.
I am going to have a complete vet check done before he leaves the state. I'm also making the seller sign a contract.

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