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post #1 of 5 Old 07-03-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Horse foot issues

Wanted advice on how this horses movement and does it look like he may have leg issues or hoof issues
he trips twice
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-03-2013, 10:29 PM
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This horse is probably fine physically but looking like it's lame because he's been slowed down too much that he has to turn or "cant" to the outside instead of bending to the inside. He can't even travel straight down the rail because of his training.
smrobs and goneriding like this.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-03-2013, 10:44 PM
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I cannot believe that people find this way of going the least bit functional or attractive. Poor horse looks like it has a 2x4 shoved up his rectum, , and they are proud of this?

I do not get it! There is no purpose to this.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-03-2013, 11:15 PM
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If I thought I needed a horse moving like this I'd get myself a rocking horse.....
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-03-2013, 11:25 PM
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That poor horse has a whole combination of things going on. First off, he's 2 years old. He's still a baby. He's not going to have the muscle control and stamina needed to keep from tripping and falling when he's made to move like that.

Second, he's been pulled down way too slow too quickly. He's not using his body properly (thus the huge head-bob and the severe over-canting). He's landing hard on his toes on the front end in every gait because they've got his stride so shortened down. If he continues to travel like that, then I'd say that Navicular is a very real possiblity in the near future.

Not to mention that they might have a crappy farrier. Just because a horse is expensive and gets shown doesn't mean that the owner/trainer/farrier has a clue about how to shoe a horse correctly. But that's just a possibility, not a guess since I can't see his feet.
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