Thoughts on 13 y/o oldenburg/TB?

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    04-30-2013, 06:10 PM
Thoughts on 13 y/o oldenburg/TB?

I got this guy about 7 months ago, his name is Miles and he's the nicest horse I've ever had. He is trained in level 2 dressage. Recently he's had problems with arthritis in his front left fetlock and is a little bit pigeon-toed (see 2nd picture) so he isn't as active as he used to be. Besides that I think he looks good but I'd like to know what you guys can see.

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    04-30-2013, 06:14 PM
I can't see your pictures!
    04-30-2013, 06:29 PM
I fixed it :)
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    04-30-2013, 07:41 PM
Cant really tell much from the pictures. He should be standing square-- like in halter showing. but what I can see- he's tied in at the knee.. really like the angle of his pasterns- high withered uphill type.. cute head- real vivid bay coloring. :)
    05-01-2013, 08:00 AM
Green Broke
He is a bit long coupled and he is a bit hay bellied.. so I would get him working over cavaletti. He looks to have an overly flat croup as well. His arthritis in his left front is not surprising. He is a bit pigeon toed on that side and the rotation is at the fetlock joint, not at the shoulder. IOWs the leg is straight down to the fetlock joint and that is where the rotation occurs.
    05-02-2013, 01:48 PM
I didn't think of cavaletti but if you think that might help we'll give it a shot, thanks.
    05-02-2013, 01:52 PM
Green Broke
Start him out low and eventually get him to be able to trot over cavaletti that are 12 inches off the ground. He is to go over these with impulsion and a very light contact. This will encourage him to drop his head and lengthen his back.. which will develop his abdominal muscles and raise his back. This, in turn, will help him to work more off his hind quarters.
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