Paint Gelding with HUGE feet?
So yesterday I was given a new trail horse. http://www.horseforum.com/horse-pict...se-kid-122266/
I was shocked at how large his hooves are. I am not sure of his actual breeding, but thought I'd see what everyone might think? When I saw his head I first thought mustang. Under name his coggins reads "Amish Paint", and for breed it simply has "Paint". So no clues there. I am highly curious about the "Amish Paint" part, though. Surely that isn't a registered name?
Anyway. Here are the pictures I also posted in my other thread. They don't do as much justice to the size of his feet that I would like, but maybe it will give a clue.
Just looking for some input!
Btw, he is about 14.2 and is a pretty wide, thick boy.
is that feathering I see? big feet and feathers probably means draft blood in there somewhere.
either way, he's freaking gorgeous! congrats!
And thank you! I thought he was a handsome guy as soon as I saw him.
He looks to have normal sized hooves to me; just need some trimming up (see flares). I would speculate that he was Amish bred, hence the name. He seems too small to me to be draft - just a bit unkempt.
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I think that looks like feathering... light feathering?... Is there such a thing?... lol. As for his feet, they're big, but a nice type of big, I think. I like them, he looks very solid and lovely!
Agreed. His hooves do need a trim. I have a farrier coming out this week to look at his hooves as well as my incoming rescues. The pictures really don't do justice. As soon as he was led out I was pretty surprised at how large they seemed.
Here is a side view of the hair on his legs. I really like their size (and his). He is super solid. His tail is short, but I think the past owners cut it and his pasture mate's tails.
He could just be a very solid boy. A lot of QHs and Paints these days are bred to have tiny hooves and dainty legs - an unfortunate fad in my opinion. He looks like a nice, steady, solid boy. With a bit of groceries and work, I bet he could tote a 747 around. Nice pick :)
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He is a nice sturdy boy with good bone,his feet just match his body build don't find them out of the ordinarily big :D.
I love a horse with good bone. If they walk on toothpicks, I look elsewhere.
I am definitely liking his structure. Maybe his hooves are just bigger than I am used to, and I thought them more unusual than they are! He was on a fairly bone-bare pasture and was said to only be getting hay when I got him. So this is supposedly his structure on very minimal grazing and hay.
Overall, I'm super happy with him. It was a great find for what I "paid" for him. =D
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