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    02-02-2012, 08:28 AM
I had a foal that was like this when she was born. The vet came out and we made splints for her to helf her walk more upright on the hoof. If was caused by weak pasterns and after having her splinted for a while, she grew to have nice straight legs and walked correctly on the hoof. It is something I would have looked at my a farrier or vet if it were my foal.
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    02-03-2012, 03:24 AM
That's actually VERY normal and 100% common in miniatures. Those feet are wicked crazy when they're new and it takes forever to get them 'where they need to be'. I thank God I have an awesome farrier who has the patience and knowledge to correctly adjust them without hurting them, or getting mad, and has the patience to come back every two weeks to work on the feet some more.

However, most breeders don't care for their miniature foals feet properly :(
    02-15-2012, 10:22 AM
The first 2 mini foals that was born at our place, about 12 years ago, had the same problem (even a little worse). It lasted for several months even though we had our farrier out every 3 weeks to work on their feet. They both did outgrow it and have great legs/feet now. We attributed it to the fact that we didn't have any experience feeding/caring for pregnant horses and were not at the time providing a quality "junior" feed for our pregnant mares and the foals did not have access to a large area for exercise (mostly stalled). We've had several mini foals since then, and after lots of research, a change in our mare/foal feeding program and fencing in a 2 acre pasture for turnout we have not had any more problems with lax tendons.

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