Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
She doesn't have ideal forelegs--the photos make it hard to tell for sure because she's not standing well in any of them, but it looks like she's over at the knee and there are some structural issues going on. In some photos they look worse than others, but something's not right. She looks sore in the way she stands; one foreleg ahead and camped out behind. It's possible neglected hooves caused issues as she grew; but the good thing is she's not that old, so proper hoof care and perhaps some chiropractic care can still help put her on the right path. Her saddle also doesn't appear to fit well, which can cause issues, too.
The photo of the bottom of her hoof is after the farrier came out? That looks like a hoof several weeks overdue for a trim. The heels and bars are overgrown, pressing into the sole of the foot. I have seen horses very lame from feet like that. Get those heels and bars trimmed back and take the pressure off, and she may be much more comfortable.
Can you get some photos of her standing well straight from the front, and then straight from the side without a saddle?
Last edited by SilverMaple; 08-30-2018 at 12:39 PM.