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  • Horses that have club feet and are pigeon toed

 
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    01-14-2011, 01:51 PM
  #21
Banned
Holy club foot!

PASS.
     
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    01-14-2011, 01:54 PM
  #22
Yearling
Yeah, unfortunately I am going to have to agree about the club foot, I've seen worse but it's more than just slight. Also, it almost looks like he's pigeon-toed. However, I have seen a good farrier perform miracles on club feet. They have to be done every 4 wks or so for a while, but I have seen slightly clubbed feet pretty much corrected with good shoeing. Talk to your farrier to see what they say, and talk to the owner to see if they will come down on the price. Use the fact that you will have to have him trimmed/shod so often to bring it down. If they won't budge, I would pass on him.
     
    01-14-2011, 02:06 PM
  #23
Banned
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Originally Posted by Jacksmama    
Yeah, unfortunately I am going to have to agree about the club foot, I've seen worse but it's more than just slight. Also, it almost looks like he's pigeon-toed. However, I have seen a good farrier perform miracles on club feet. They have to be done every 4 wks or so for a while, but I have seen slightly clubbed feet pretty much corrected with good shoeing. Talk to your farrier to see what they say, and talk to the owner to see if they will come down on the price. Use the fact that you will have to have him trimmed/shod so often to bring it down. If they won't budge, I would pass on him.
I still wouldnt buy him if they offered him to me for free.

Poperly caring for that club foot is going to take $.

OP-get a sound horse you can enjoy :)
     
    01-15-2011, 08:07 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Yeah pass. Honestly i've never spent more than 450$ for a horse. And I just got a great well trained TB for FREE and all he needs is a little weight and muscle and he's good to go. Definitely pass and find soemthing more in your price range and something that it's going to need less money to fix up.
     
    01-16-2011, 12:36 AM
  #25
Green Broke
Thanks everyone :] deffinately will be passing im not in a rush to buy I have horses that I can ride im just browsing around on possibilities :]
     
    01-16-2011, 12:54 AM
  #26
Banned
He doesn't look like anything special. Especially for the price.

If you don't mind me asking...what is club foot? His feet look a bit weird to me, but I don't know what I'm looking for.
     
    01-16-2011, 01:39 AM
  #27
Banned
While it seems that you have taken the good advice from the other posters, here is a link to your local (?) rescue center. They have some really nice horses and adopting beats buying any day! L.A. County Animal Care Control: Lancaster
     
    01-16-2011, 01:51 AM
  #28
Green Broke
Thank you corinowalk :] I will deffinately take a look
A knack-im not sure I would explain it correctly but the club foot is his back closest to the camera. But maybe someone can explain it better haha
     
    01-16-2011, 01:52 AM
  #29
Green Broke
Wow im sorry I was thinking of a different horse haha my bad it his front xD whoops I really need ot go to bed anyways its his front farthest from the camera I believe
     
    01-16-2011, 02:00 AM
  #30
Green Broke
Club foot is where the horses hoof grows straighter than normal.
     

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