Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
I can feel pulses in all feet on all horses unless they've been out standing in the snow or cold water. If his pulses were stronger than normal, it could be a problem, but only if HE is showing you a problem with lameness, soreness, unwillingness to work, etc. Their pulses can be increased if they've been trailered within the past few hours, been worked, or been running about their pastures like loons too, and in those situations, it's normal and expected.
Put it in perspective- if the vet hadn't said anything about his digital pulses, would you think there was anything wrong with him? If no, just make sure you take care of his feet properly and don't worry too much about it. If yes, then call your vet more and get more info!