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    10-13-2013, 09:28 PM
Something Doesn't look right about this...

I was browsing ForSale horses, and this little mare looks extremely broke, but her legs terrify me. To me, it appears her pasterns are so upright, that they are stiff. Is that correct?
***I am not intending to bash this horse/seller, only improve my knowledge on whatever is going on here,
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    10-13-2013, 09:42 PM
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I don't see an issue with pasterns. She is camped out behind and has very highly sloped hip. Her movement in the hind is small and kind of pinched. Not sure it's due to conformation or discomfort.
    10-13-2013, 09:46 PM
Camped out?
And Is the sloped hip causing the short hind stride?
    10-13-2013, 10:47 PM
I thought she looked lame in the hind end. Not an expert though.
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    10-13-2013, 10:51 PM
She does look lame. And I do think she has very upright pasterns. But, I think she may have a multitude of problems going on...Poor thing.

And that lady is annoying. How about letting the person on the horses back give the commands?*
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    10-13-2013, 11:57 PM
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To me she looks lame on the front end. Notice how she rocks back to put more weight on her hindquarters when she stands still. This is particularly evident at the end of the video. I don't know of the horse is laminitic, sore footed or what, but she looks like her front feet bother her and she is trying to get her weight off of them as much as possible. She also has a bit of a limp at the trot.

So I dunno. They go through all this stuff showing how great she is and all I see is a sore horse. It's like they are clueless that something is wrong. :(
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    10-14-2013, 07:17 AM
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I think the reason its hard to tell is that she is sore on both front and backs.

She has upright pasterns, sickle hocked, and her hind end looks stiff in movement and tight overall which makes me believe there is pain back there. It might even be more a back issue than the hind legs in this case - with the way she almost went down when he hit her loin area as he turned around on her. Then the way she stands throughout the video indicates she has a sore front left.
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    10-14-2013, 08:25 AM
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Poor girl looks like she got the short end of the confirmation stick! :(

On the bright side it appear she more then made up for it with her good attitude. She looks like she is, or will make, a fabulous kids horse!
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    10-14-2013, 08:38 AM
I'm no expert but her left shoulder looked sore, she couldn't step out fully on it and looked uncomfortable. She did seem uncomfortable in her back when he first got on too. And what was with the rope around the throat as well? Surely if you are showing you can ride bit less you can use a halter. The poor thing looked half strangled when he pulled it up!
    10-14-2013, 10:38 AM
I have to agree with trailhorserider she looks very uncomfortable on those fronts. She's standing like a laminatic horse and the people are clueless.

Seems to be a nice horse temperment wise considering she hurting. She's not sound that's for sure looks very stiff and sore in her movement.

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