02-15-2012, 10:22 AM
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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.