Well The farrier came out to trim and remove the shoes he had on. My farrier, Bill, is very good. He specailizes in arabs, saddlebreds and Walkers. He said immeadiatly ' well, he has the classic saddlebred club foot." I knew his feet looked off to me, but I couldnt place it. I just figured it was because I am used to seeing regular trimmed feet. Cole has been left to grow out and had shoes on the rear, he was being gaited. He said it was no big deal, he isnt lame and its not a bad one. He is doing his part, as his farrier. OK, now Im learning all about club feet.
I have ridden him about 4 times now. He saddles up like a pro, but has ear issues, so bridiling is a bit difficult, but we are working on it. He has a very nice walk, he actually moves forward. His trot, wonderfull. It can be low and long strided or up and moving. Its not consistent, but thats will come in time. His canter....it needs some...smoothing. He picks it up fairly quickly and on the right leads, but it is a takeoff. Not nessacairly fast, but big. I dont know how to explain it. I nearly came off the first time.
He is still a happy guy and is very interested in people. I simply cant wait to see where we will go, but here we go.