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    01-21-2010, 06:38 PM
  #11
Foal
I am buying the horse because in Ukraine, horses are ridiculously expensive. This one was priced right for my budget. I have actually seen the horse but it was a long train trip and we got there very late and took only a few pictures ourselves. The woman who will be boarding the horse saw one of the pictures we took and said....oh wow...it seems he has toed out hooves in front, be caredful. We asked the owner to send other pics of the horse in the day time so our horse lady could see more clearly. When I received the pictures...i could clearly see the problem. What I really want to know is....does the toed out thing make the horse un-stable.
     
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    01-21-2010, 06:44 PM
  #12
Yearling
Well, 1 1/2 is young, so im hoping that you weren't planning on riding it as soon as you got it. Give it another 1 1/2 years to grow up... What breed, do you know?

I think with some TLC, some proper care, and lots of love, this baby might be a decent horse when it grows up...
     
    01-21-2010, 06:52 PM
  #13
Foal
No not planning on riding it now. Our horse lady said at least 1 1/2 years or more before we ride him. Breed? I have no idea. Not to be mean but he looks like a donkey to me. Kidding. I don't know...maybe carpathian drought horse mix something...
     
    01-21-2010, 07:02 PM
  #14
Green Broke
I don't know much about toed-out horses but I would say if it were to be strictly a pleasure horse, it won't have any forseeable problems.
     
    01-22-2010, 12:44 AM
  #15
Trained
Well he is definitely a conformationally challenged baby; but for recreational purposes he should be just fine.

Just make sure you always maintain his hoof care, as the toeing out, and his weak pasterns will only be hindered if you don't.
     
    01-22-2010, 09:38 AM
  #16
Weanling
A good farrier can correct it and keep him straight
     
    01-22-2010, 10:19 AM
  #17
Started
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A good farrier can correct it and keep him straight
Sometimes they can correct it, other times if they try to actually get the horse straight they will go lame. If a horse is toed out because its legs are conformationally uncorrect you can't really force the hooves to go straight, without problems.
     
    01-22-2010, 05:03 PM
  #18
Foal
Thank you everyone for giving your opinions and help. We have after a night of thinking, decided not to buy him as my fiancee just doesnt feel she would be comfortable with him. Can he and is he a good horse, I think yes. But we don't want to take that chance that he might be un-stable. We are now looking at an older horse Ukrainian Saddle breed, 165 cm tall, 4 years old and already competion jumping and riding. She's unbelievably calm and rides without bit also. Again, thank you very much. I will try to post some pictures when we get her. Again, another 17 hour train ride to see her. Uhggggg
     
    01-22-2010, 05:23 PM
  #19
Yearling
Best of luck. Looking forward to the photos. Finding a new horse is always a challenge and adventure!
     

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