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    09-22-2013, 04:35 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by QHriderKE    

Because when this happens, the horse will be reluctant to stand square as it is uncomfortable for them.

Soooo, id be looking for a chiro or massage therapist asap!
Yupp I can get him to stand square. I think He is standing square anyways.;)

Originally Posted by smrobs    
I don't see any swelling above or around the hock but swelling is sometimes hard to see in pictures.

What I see is a horse that is sickle hocked, base narrow, and slightly bandy legged. That alone would explain much of the movement, but if his feet are also imbalanced, then the farrier isn't doing him any favors.
My farrier saind that giving him some support WILL help?

Originally Posted by tinyliny    
A friend of mine had a large Appy who walked like that. It was surely conformational, but if the farrier gave him more support and balanced him well, he was not as marked in the swivel that you see from behind. The hrose really rolls on the toe, and I cant' remember if the farrier gave more support to the outside of the hoof or the inside (lateral or medial).

Rather than "rolls", one might say "swivels".

Thanks Tiny.. that makes since..

Do you guys think I should get a chiroprator/vet out? Farrier see how setting shoes to help support?

Maybe I WONT take the chance with barrels.. But could he do.. equitation.. W/t/c?? Stuff like that??? and PLACE in shows with legs like that> I'm not sure if they look at confo VS how well the horse listens?
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    09-22-2013, 04:38 PM
I would not assume that he is in pain. Has he always moved like that?
    09-22-2013, 04:46 PM
Green Broke
Yes, he has. I think it looked worse in the video because of the mud.. he was a little slidy.. but maybe not.. he doesn't act like he is in pain
    09-22-2013, 05:05 PM
Green Broke
He is not square in any of thoee photos, he has one leg way out in front of the other.

It might just be a confo thing. ... but it might also be fixable
    09-22-2013, 05:14 PM
Green Broke
I didn't try and get him to stand square in those;)
    09-22-2013, 05:19 PM
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I wouldn't do barrels as he is right now.
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    09-23-2013, 12:00 AM
OP, giving him support with shoes or whatever won't help if his feet aren't balanced.

Just as an example. I brought in a customer horse a few months ago that moved similar to that when he arrived, though not quite as bad. Because his feet were overgrown anyway, I had my farrier out just a few days later and he pointed out to me that the left heel on every single foot was taller than the right heel. He trimmed the horse balanced and had me walk him out before putting shoes on. The swivel was completely gone.

I'd check your horse's feet yourself. What I've noticed, if farriers are doing something wrong, they sometimes just don't know that it's wrong. Whether it's the way they look at the foot that makes it "look" level to them, I don't know.
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    09-23-2013, 12:11 AM
Green Broke
Well what can I do to help? If it is his feet? Anything?
    09-23-2013, 12:34 AM
If they are unbalanced, then your first stop needs to be a discussion with your farrier next time he's out. He might not be aware that he's trimming crooked (if that's even part of the might not be) and once it's pointed out, he might be able to fix it. If talking to him doesn't help and he continues to trim crooked (again, if that's what's happening), then I'd be looking for a different farrier.
    09-23-2013, 12:40 AM
Green Broke
Okay, my vet does my trimming.. so I will talk to him. ALSO. I just sent the video to a NEW vet in town..( has a good rep) so he said he will watch the video and give me some advice on what to do.
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