My horse stands weird - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 05-16-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In a small town in CT
Posts: 207
• Horses: 1
Question My horse stands weird

my horse brodie has always been a lazy boy. He drags his feet, front and back, but the vet said he was not lame. I've noticed now, that I started jumping, that his hind legs are faceing outwards when he is on the crossties. My mom said he has done that for a while before we started jumping...but I've just noticed it now because I put splintboots on incase he knocks a rail. Quarterhorses have thick ancles which would look swoolen if it was a thouroughbred...but im not sure. Maybe he is lame on his hind foot.

I will put pictures up tomorrow of him hind feet.
brodieluver26 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 05-16-2010, 08:44 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Posts: 1,901
• Horses: 1
My only thoughts, without seeing pictures, would be that he's pigeon toed.

Which means essentially his toes face outward--its a confirmation flaw.
justsambam08 is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 05-17-2010, 12:33 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Posts: 6,634
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by justsambam08 View Post
My only thoughts, without seeing pictures, would be that he's pigeon toed.

Which means essentially his toes face outward--its a confirmation flaw.
Pigeon-toed is when they point IN, if his toes are pointing outward, it's called toed out. =]

And I agree with that "diagnosis." It's likely a conformation flaw, no horse is perfect. However, I have no idea what this "swollen ankles" thing means. I have a QH with perfectly normal fetlocks compared to other non-QH's. O_O

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
riccil0ve is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 05-17-2010, 09:16 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Posts: 1,901
• Horses: 1
LOL, its some bird! Pigeon, duck, penguin (haha now im imagining a horse waddling like a penguin)

Anyway, My TB sometimes gets swollen fetlocks, not hugely so, they just get a little warm and squishy on the inside after a hard workout, I guess that's the question to ask? What do his fetlocks feel like? Are they warm all of the time, or just after a work out, are they hard, squishy, swollen on one side more than the other?

He could be standing like that to alleviate some pain in his feet? Especially if he's putting all of the pressure on his heels.
justsambam08 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 05-17-2010, 09:22 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,378
• Horses: 2
Depending on the severity, it could be that what you see as "lazy" is him avoiding movement due to pain caused by the issue.
themacpack is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 05-18-2010, 03:18 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alabama,USA
Posts: 3,909
• Horses: 1
Possibly cow-hocked.
Posted via Mobile Device
Sunny is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 05-18-2010, 07:58 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: alberta
Posts: 2,747
• Horses: 1
My guess would be he's cow-hocked, its jsut a conformation flaw, my old horse was cow-hocked, it never effected him.
:)

If there are no horses in heaven... im not going.
ridergirl23 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 05-19-2010, 02:54 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,550
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by brodieluver26 View Post
my horse brodie has always been a lazy boy. He drags his feet, front and back,
Horses are often lazy, but dragging feet is a physical problem, not laziness. Could be as simple as a trim problem - farrier not doing a balanced job & toes too long for eg. Or could be a number of other possibilities.

Quote:
hind legs are faceing outwards when he is on the crossties. My mom said he has done that for a while before we started jumping...
As others have said, it could be innately conformational - cow hocked or such. Also horses are naturally built slightly 'outsy'(the technical term!) in back compared to fronts. But it could also be due to trimming or some other prob. I caught above that you said "has done that for a while", which indicates maybe he hasn't always done it??
loosie is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 05-19-2010, 02:58 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southeast PA, USA
Posts: 624
• Horses: 1
I'm leaning towards what everyone else is saying. Probably just a bit cow-hocked. How severe is it? Pics might be helpful.

"The art of riding is keeping a *horse* between you and the ground."
xeventer17 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Espresso stands and horses? Anyone? riccil0ve Horse Talk 6 02-18-2010 06:14 PM
Saddle Stands & Racks, etc Qtswede Tack and Equipment Classifieds 5 10-29-2009 03:53 PM
The Carrot Bandit trial (Barbarosa stands accused) Spyder General Off Topic Discussion 105 04-16-2009 11:56 AM
When I want him 2 stand square he stands like a eleaphant .. HorsesAreForever Horse Training 3 01-26-2008 10:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome