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post #1 of 12 Old 03-02-2017, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at horse to buy, need input about rear hocks.

I'm looking at this horse but some things really bother me. One of those things is the way his rear hocks seem to pop in and out like a bad joint or tendons.

I may be totally off base on this though! So, if some of you knowledgeable folks could look at the video and let me know, I would really appreciate it!

Things are hard to see in the video. I slowed down and zoomed part of it to try and show things more clearly.


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post #2 of 12 Old 03-02-2017, 05:08 PM
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Looks funky to me. I'd pass on him, or do a PPE.
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post #3 of 12 Old 03-02-2017, 05:09 PM
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Your video is extremely hard to see clearly....
If you are truly serious about buying a horse you question movement on that you take and post a video...
You need a competent vet to do a PPE with the flexion and lameness exam, including possibly xrays of the horses joints.

You see hocks, it may be fetlocks, it may be stifles, it could be a lot of things.
That vet exam done by a competent vet who does PPE and does lameness and movement issue diagnosis is where you need to ask and voice your concerns.
Then only way you will know what is happening and where it is happening is to have a hands on exam done by a vet.
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What breed is he?
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What breed is he?
Quarterhorse - Thoroughbred cross.

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post #6 of 12 Old 03-02-2017, 06:00 PM
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Oh -see he is doing a 4 beat gait like a Tennessee Walking and dragging his toe forward ...this is correct for that breed...but if he is not a gaited horse then I would get a vet to look into it. Not quite right there.
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Agree on the PPE. Can't see anything well enough in that video to comment
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-03-2017, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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I've decided to pass on this horse. He;s such a good natured boy but, just too many concerns about his real soundness for me. Thanks everyone for your input!
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this is in addition to Barney?
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-03-2017, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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this is in addition to Barney?
It would have been. the idea is to have a well broke, sound, horse I can ride for pleasure while still training Barney.

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