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post #11 of 22 Old 07-13-2011, 01:43 PM
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-13-2011, 02:00 PM
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I agree that a good farrier should be able to correct much of the appearance of the toeing in. At this point, his hooves are very unbalanced and flared and seem pretty darn long.

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post #13 of 22 Old 07-13-2011, 03:16 PM
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A farrier cannot fix her knees -- especially her left one. She is 'knock-kneed'. Not a lot, but significantly enough that nature tried to put her left front hoof under her knee to take some of the strain off of her knee.

I would trim/shoe her level and let her have some support under the knee where she needs it. The more you 'dink' with a horse with crooked legs, the more stress you put on the leg/joints.
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So would you run away from this horse Cherie? I don't need to buy problems :)
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post #15 of 22 Old 07-14-2011, 11:21 PM
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just a reminder. The farrier would not be trying to correct conformation just balancing the hoof to the conformation. I know a horse that lands on the outside of his hoof SEVERELY due to his conformation (his whole leg actually twist when bringing it forward on the hoof stand) and has never been lame a day. While another horse who has the straightest legs is continually lame (feet trimmed correctly)

I agree you don't want to correct conformation on a horse by trimming the feet out of balance than where they should be.

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post #16 of 22 Old 07-15-2011, 07:19 AM
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My new horse toes in slightly on his left front.
I had a PPE done when I bought him, and the vet and I discussed this minor fault.
He wasn't too concerned since I just trail ride.
This horse is a beautiful mover and doesn't seem to have ANY problems due to it.
He had been being ridden English, jumping, dressage, trails, etc.
He's got PLENTY of GO and is quite athletic.
It doesn't seem to interfere with anything we do under saddle.

If you're uncertain, have a PPE done before you buy.
Then you will know exactly what you're getting.
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PS. I like your pics, he's a handsome fella
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post #17 of 22 Old 07-15-2011, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone :) I will let you know what happens.. so far he hasn't given me a price on the horse which is a huge factor. I have my farrier ready to look at him if the price is somewhere close to what I am willing to pay. I may decided to have my vet take a look after that too. Will keep you posted.
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post #18 of 22 Old 07-15-2011, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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$1500 and he is a grade 13 year old.... not willing to spend that on a horse with such a big confirmation issue in this economy.
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I would be a little concerned, mainly because nice unregistered horses are pretty cheap right now and pretty plentiful. I, too, have known many cooked horses that went many years without problems, I have also known a bunch that did develop soundness issues at pretty young ages -- under 20. I would also feel better about him if you were only going to trail ride and not do gaming with a lot of speed and hard turns.

I would certainly do very vigorous flexion tests of this horse's knees and fetlocks if you decide to look at him further..
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post #20 of 22 Old 07-15-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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I will not be looking at him further. With his obvious flaw I would have thought about the $800 mark... so on to looking some more!
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