I'm new to this forum, and really I joined just to get some help on this one case. I work at a youth facility, where they have a couple backyard horses and want to start teaching the kids proper handling techniques. This kid was given a horse and wants to do 4H with him, but I took one look at the legs and and thought NO WAY.
Has anyone seen anything like this?? Is this a result of poor breeding, a birth defect, or what? The people who gave this horse to the kid (how nice of them, unloading the poor guy on an unsuspecting family) told them it could be fixed with some shoeing. HA.
Also, he is pretty dang skinny. I don't think the picture does it justice.
Any tips on refeeding or anything? I've never dealt with anything like this.