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    10-10-2010, 10:12 PM
Help Whats wrong?????

Does anyone know whsts wrong with this 6 month old minis legs???
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    10-10-2010, 10:21 PM
Green Broke
He or she has apparently never seen a farrier and/or a vet.

It's hard to tell if the legs have growth issues or the hooves are so long it just looks that way. Some photos on a flat surface and showing the horse from the side would be very helpful. But I would start with getting the feet trimmed. Even if the legs are okay otherwise, they are so overgrown that I would be afraid with a foal the limb deviations could be permanent because he/she is still growing and the growth plates in the legs can be affected.
    10-10-2010, 10:38 PM
IDK, Trailhorse. It looks more like a form of dwarfism. I can't remember the name of it, but it causes twisted, misshapen legs and can even cause the head to be malformed.
    10-10-2010, 10:46 PM
Green Broke
Diastrophia, if this is the same mini you posted in your other thread asking whether he looked like a dwarf, then this confirms for me that yes he is.
    10-10-2010, 10:50 PM
Green Broke
Oh, okay. I never would have thought of that. I guess one shouldn't jump to conclusions like I did. Sorry.

But it still looks like it needs a hoof trim even if the legs can't be helped.
    10-10-2010, 10:51 PM
Green Broke
Definitely in need of a trim, but I would make sure the farrier has some understanding of dwarfism to trim correctly. Good chance he's going to need all sorts of special shoeing and what not.
    10-10-2010, 10:52 PM
The hoof trim would likely make the horse more comfortable, for sure...
    10-10-2010, 10:57 PM
Green Broke
I went and looked at the other post in the Miniature section. He/she is very cute for sure!

Sorry for being snappy in my first post. That really isn't like me, honest!
    10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
It does look like dwarfism, but he needs corrective trims and often, he is stood on his heals with a long useless toe.

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