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!
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.
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?