Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
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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