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post #1 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Deformed, Imbred and other Conformation problems.

So - there's a horse at work (racing stables) and she is munged. (photo)

She is unbroken and has only been growing up in a back paddock eating grass and bucket food with a OTT.

So anyway - I was wondering, does anyone know of or seen deformed looking horses. I just hope it's not a normal site (and hope they don't kill them soon as they realise). I have no idea what happened to it - i guess it just didn't form properly.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 10:32 PM
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I'm not sure. I have seen a mini-donkey with scoliosis. We bonded because I have it as well. ;)
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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awhhh - poor thing! and you!

I named this one - as she didn't have a name... called her Mung Bean.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 10:36 PM
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Deformed horses need love too. They can't help it they don't live up to our performance expectations.

My own colt was born with a mildly deformed cannon bone. (If you can call any cannon bone deformity mild). I always said I would never get rid of him due to his leg. If he is too much for me to handle I guess I have to cross that bridge when I get to it. But I would never send him off to an uncertain future due to something he was born with.

Luckily his "problem" does not seem to effect him right now and my vet feels he will be fine as a trail horse. And even if he was not sound I would keep him anyway. The only hesitation in my mind is because we have been having some respect issues. But I think we are on the right track now.

Anyway, I am pretty faithful to my horses, so if a horse like that was born to me I would do my best to keep it. I think if people bring a horse into the world they owe the horse some kind of a decent life. If they can't provide that, the horse should be humanely euthanized or found a good home as a lawn ornament.

But deformed horses need love too.
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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yeah - i agree, glad you kept your boy!

This one is living the dream (big grassy paddock, shelter, water and a paddock mate) But the poor thing can't even run properly, she trips and has a funny uneven out of whack gait. but shes happy!
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 11:03 PM
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Wow, that is so sad, its heartbreaking. I am so happy she is being cared for and is happy.
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