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Lexiie 11-11-2012 05:56 PM

Ergots
 
So my mare has none. Nothing. not even a tiny bump. She has normal sized chestnuts. They never grow out really far, but they're not tiny.

Anyway, is there a reason she wouldn't have them? She's a STB. free-legged pacer. 11 years old.

Could it have anything to with her breed? Or that she's gaited? My friend's Paso has the TINIEST chestnuts ever, idk about her ergots though.

Thanks!!

walkinthewalk 11-11-2012 06:19 PM

I think it just depends on the horse and nothing to worry about - at least from my own experiences:-|

Of my four, I have to nip the ergots off two of them in the Spring. Both are TWH's but the third TWH doesn't have that issue.

The Arab hardly grows chestnuts and I never see ergots on him, either.

Lexiie 11-11-2012 06:22 PM

Maybe the horses with smaller ones are more evolved and better!!! :O

ahaha, just joking (: all of them are wonderful !


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