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post #1 of 9 Old 11-03-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Smile My paint horse

Sunday there was a horse show... i took a picture of my horse standing next to the car. What do you guys think? Hes not standing square. Its a nice shot of him. Kalypso is 7 years old.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-03-2009, 08:55 PM
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He has pretty normal hind legs, not to straight or too crooked. It might just be the picture but his legs seem rather short? Looks like he has a small neck compared to his body, looks rather short. It just doesn't fit his head and body. He has rather large ears.

I love his thick full tail! He is an overall very pretty boy =]

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post #3 of 9 Old 11-04-2009, 10:03 AM
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I think he's a nicely balanced animal. Perhaps a bit calf kneed, but that could be the angle of the photo.

I would also comment on his feet. His hooves are in rough shape. The angle of his hoof does not match the angle of his pastern. His heels are very under-slung and there seems to be a lot of flare. I would talk to your farrier about these concerns, and find a new farrier if these concerns are not addressed. No hoof, no horse.

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-04-2009, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your comments.

Chevy...why do his legs seem short? hes 16 hands now.

Gotta Ride....he is due for shoes. we are waiting for the blacksmith to come.

Thanks again.

anybody else?
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-04-2009, 11:53 AM
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Slapping shoes on those feet won't help with the angle or the dropped heels. Those things are improved over time with regular trimmings. You may have to go to 6 week intervals for the trimmings.

What is the reason you've decided to put shoes on him? Is he showing some tenderness in his feet? Are his feet chipping or cracking? Does he trip or stumble often? All of that can be fixed without shoes & a good farrier who can work on a regular schedule with your horse. Good nutrition and supplements will also help improve the quality of his hooves.

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post #6 of 9 Old 11-04-2009, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Gotta Ride.... Kalypso came with shoes when i got him last october. He had a slight heel shoe put on when i was tryn him out. When we brought him home to our barn...our blacksmith said that he didn't need them. He was sound to begin with. So he has regular shoes on. He is sound with these shoes.

No,he does not trip or stumble. There is no tenderness in his feet. He has good feet. Just waiting for the blacksmith to come.
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-04-2009, 01:54 PM
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Does he have shoes on in this photo?
Has the same farrier been working with him for the last year (since you got him)?

I would not be satisfied with the farrier work if my horse's feet looked like what is shown in the photo. Just sayin'.

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post #8 of 9 Old 11-04-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Yes and Yes.
Like i said before...we are waiting for him to come to do his feet. His feet look better afterwords.
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-04-2009, 05:53 PM
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I love his markings. Beautiful. I cvan't critique, but I love his hip! lol...

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