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    03-04-2012, 08:09 PM
Supplements are not going to change the angle of these hocks and corrective shoeing it not going to change the angle either. This horse probably won't make it as a 100 mile endurance horse, but she will probably be fine on some trails. I would hesitate to do a lot of circular ground work if you don't have to to be able to ride her because it might cause undue wear and tear on her joints. I would ride her and enjoy her. Just don't push her to do extremely long rides. If she becomes lame, then you can deal with that then. Your choices are really to keep the horse or to sell her. If she is fun to ride, ride her.
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    03-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Thanks for all the information frank.
Celeste thanks for your input. I would keep her even if she was just a pasture ornimate if she wasn't seriously hurt ofcourse. The groundwork I do with her is mild stuff to keep her sharp if she is naughty. No running just 3circles without stopping and such.
I will ride her on a small trail ride and see how she does. The only time she trips is when she isn't paying attention, other than that she listens really good.
I'll ask the vet as well. Thanks everyone
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    03-07-2012, 11:58 AM
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If she is sound and not clipping herself or tripping, I can't see why she couldn't be used for trails. And I think being used would help keep those legs strong longer. I would not mess with angles on a horse this old.
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    03-07-2012, 08:10 PM
She does trip but it's always her front feet and she usually isn't paying attention lol thanks for all the advice!
    03-07-2012, 09:49 PM
If she is tripping in the front, her toes could be too long. That is something the farrier can work on. You could ask him to check it.
    03-07-2012, 11:50 PM
Celeste now that you say that, she does do that right before the farrier comes out. I'll have to have him come a tiny bit sooner and talk more to him about my concerns about her legs. Thanks
    03-07-2012, 11:52 PM
My horse trips if I let her feet get too long. Hope that solves your problem.

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