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  • +horses with hitchy leg
  • Curved hock horses

 
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    12-29-2010, 08:41 PM
  #1
Foal
Question Confirmational Question

I am looking to purchase a horse that has been out of work for almost a year and subsequently is lacking any muscle in his hind end. Today I brought my trainer out to look at him and he picked up on a "curve" in his left hock. He was slightly hitchy with that leg during the trot - however his current owner swears he has never had lameness issues. He did have a negative flexion and hoof test recently. Any ideas if this is a deal breaker? Or if this sort of conformational mark = chronic future lameness? Thanks for any and all help, I appreciate the advice!
     
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    12-29-2010, 08:45 PM
  #2
Showing
I have two words for you: Vet check. The vet can see what kind of a flaw it is, and check to see how sound the horse is both normally and after being flexion-tested. I would also run a blood panel if possible or have a trial to make sure the horse isn't Buted up the wazoo to keep him "sound."
     
    12-29-2010, 08:53 PM
  #3
Foal
Oops typo, meant to write *curb* Thanks for the tip. She is letting me take him on a 30 day trial so I can have a my own vet go check him out if I decide to take him
     
    12-29-2010, 10:34 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I agree, vet check, with possible x-rays of that hock. If he is "hitchy," that is definitely not a good sign.
     
    12-30-2010, 07:19 AM
  #5
Weanling
Vet check!!!!
     
    12-30-2010, 07:24 AM
  #6
Foal
I would get a vet check to be on the safe side..
     
    12-30-2010, 07:30 AM
  #7
Banned
Another vote for a vet check.

If you are taking him on a 30 day trial be sure to have a good contract before you take him. I might suggest you do a good PPE before taking him home.
You do not want to get stuck with a lame horse when the seller insists that the lameness is all your fault since they are saying the horse has never been lame.
     
    12-30-2010, 07:56 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Personaly a curb is ALWAYS a deal breaker for me. I will not buy a horse that has anything other then perfectly clean legs. (clean legs meaning no lumps or bumps)
     

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