Originally Posted by trIplEcrOwngIrl
Umm, I don't know if he has foundered or not. I don't know how he would have since he hasn't been turned out until I got him which was at the end of December and I don't think he would have foundered as a yearling if he had been turned out before racetraining. He seems to to fine barefoot, how would I know if he needed shoes or not? I wanted to put fronts on him just to be on the safe side but my dad just had the farrier pull them all.
He hasn't been "foundered" in the sence of grass or metobolic type. He does appear to have had multiple incidences of mild laminitis. Being off the track it would be called "track founder" or "road founder". Though not truly founder, he has had mild cases of laminitis caused by concussion. Hard track, thin soles, improper hoof protection can all contribute to this.
Founder = rotation of the coffin bone.
Laminitis = inflamation of the lamina.
You can have laminitis w/o founder(rotation), but you can NOT have founder w/o laminitis.
Should not be a problem now that you have him as most likely no perminent damage done. Just something to be aware of.