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post #1 of 16 Old 03-28-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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I got cruiser a few days ago... He is a 8 yr old reg half arab. He is a grey/white paint.. you can't really tell becuase of his winter coat.. but he also has freckles.. adorable.. yes I know he is fat... other than that.. critique? At his other home.. the horses beat the crap out of him.... that is why his front end is all busted up..
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post #2 of 16 Old 03-28-2009, 08:29 PM
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oh he's really cute poor love those cuts on the front loook pretty nasty was that something that happened recently just before you got him of are they old scars? Good luck with him
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post #3 of 16 Old 03-28-2009, 08:36 PM
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How come he is parked out like that, he looks like he is having some issues standing?!
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post #4 of 16 Old 03-28-2009, 09:31 PM
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How come he is parked out like that, he looks like he is having some issues standing?!
My initial thoughts as well - my first thought was "ooh, laminitis?"
Just curious.


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post #5 of 16 Old 03-28-2009, 10:01 PM
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Yeah I would say so...but the movement shot he looks sound...hmm.
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post #6 of 16 Old 03-28-2009, 10:12 PM
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I think he looks lame too...even in the movement shots. Look at the angle of his one foot and his head. When they pull their head up like that, it normally means their one foot they are landing onis sore. But he's in suspension...so I can't tell.
How does his movement feel to you? Are any of his hooves hot to the touch?
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post #7 of 16 Old 03-28-2009, 11:29 PM
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A bit hard to critique from these pictures, but like the others said, is he lame? Otherwise, I don't know why he's standing parked out like that.

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post #8 of 16 Old 03-29-2009, 12:10 AM
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It is impossible to tell movement lameness from a photo like that.. a lot of horses that aren't lame run around with their heads up like that... I see him striding out and tracking up at least.


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post #9 of 16 Old 03-29-2009, 12:45 AM
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Maybe its juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust me who doesnt think its a lameness issue....

But is he being "asked" to stand like that because he is Half Arabian?

At first I thought he was having soundness issues, then I thought maybe he was being asked to park out. I know near to nothing about Arabains though so I could be completely missing the mark here... :p but after looking at the photos again, I see a crop on the ground, and I think they use a whip in the Arabian Show Circuit to get them to park out. The only difference is that his head and neck aren't extended =)

How come he needs a Mechanical Hackamore? Be careful with that thing!! ;) Is it set too high on his head? It looks like the swivel point of the shank is on his cheek. I've never used one of those things before (too worried that I would accidentally be heavy handed) so I could be completely wrong about the placement ^^

I think he is cute, I noticed the paint spot on his shoulder in the first pic! The mane color is a dead give-away!! Just look at those teentsie little footsies!!

Oop! I just noticed something... look at the angles on the Pasterns on his front feet. The Right is MUCH steeper than the Left. =X that could cause some soundness issues.. Have your Farrier take a look at those angles and make sure the hooves are trimmed to try to even it out a bit more. Joey has a milder case of uneven pasterns.. his is actually THE DREADED CLUB FOOOOOT lol! Our farrier gets his angles right and he is always sound and happy!

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post #10 of 16 Old 03-29-2009, 12:50 AM
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I was wondering the same thing...
Why is he parked out? If your not making him do that than it could be another sign of founder or laminitis.

Can't wait to find out... E
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