I ahve a 16 month old Arabian colt that is extremely cow hocked.
I understand that slight cow hocks are pretty prevelant in the horse population and arnet really that problematic in most horses.
I have sold this colt before when he was only a few days old. I accepted a deposit and the man never finished paying him off.
Now he wants the colt again with the stipulation that he not be gelded. He simply thinks its cruel and unnecessary.
I am hesitant to sell the colt to him not only because as a new horse owner he has no idea how to handle a stallion.
My issue now is that I do not want the colt to pass on the defect to any foals he may produce.
I do not have any colts gelded before they are two.
My question is this. If I keep the colt and sell him to someone else what can I truthfully say this colt can do. Besides just be a trail horse or used for pleasure.
I understand that corrective trimm ing and shoeing can be used to reduce the problems with cowhocks and improve performance.
He is pretty cow hocked though and besides selling him as a pleasure horse what else can I promote him as.
He has a very typey head and everything else looks good.
If it were not for the cowhocks I might consider keeping him intact and selling him as a stallion prospect. He has good babson breeding that is hard to find and in the percentage he carries.
Any suggestion I will be eternally grateful for.
I have never seen such a cow hocked horse in my entire life. Shalom