My new guy Apollo has toed out front hooves. I talked to the vet and he said he does not see them as a threat to his health in the future. He has never had any lameness issues according to his previous owner, and has his feet done regularly.
I did a lot of research before I got him, and what I got from my research is that if it is not severe, a horse can live normally with it, and it wont effect their health. They just wont be show material...which is fine with me since I don't plan on ever showing him. He's my training project (all he knows is to hold a rider...they never did any ground work with him so that's what I'm dong with him now) and a spoiled pet, whom I love to pieces.
What I was surprised by was how smooth his trot is...I rode him before bringing him home and he has the SMOOTHEST trot I have ever sat. And yes he is due to have his feet done, but I wanted to let him settle in before having the farrier come out...I worry about stressing him out lol. I've been working on lunging with him for the past week and he's doing great with it...he's still trying to cut corners but I'm proud of how well he's doing so far! I had my little brother record me lunging him earlier this week...its not perfect yet but were working on it!
And here's a video of his first day home...he was turned out and was trotting laps around his paddock and he got compliments from everyone there on his trot
Does anyone have experience with toed out horses?