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post #21 of 39 Old 06-22-2010, 09:49 PM
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Are you going to give her her money back? I'd deduct a farrier fee to fix those square feet that's for sure!

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post #22 of 39 Old 06-22-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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He's going to the vet (who did his pre-purchase exam) tomorrow at 10:00 to get checked to make sure there's nothing wrong that doesn't jump out at you straight away, and if that's fine she will get her money back minus the cost of having our farrier fix his feet. We're going to try to get him out tomorrow afternoon, and I think I'd better have a six-pack on hand for him since he hates doing this horses feet at the best of times, I can imagine he will NOT be impressed with them in the state they're in

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post #23 of 39 Old 06-22-2010, 10:00 PM
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Well, hopefully everything turns out mostly in no more bad news!

Square feet? Really? How does that even look right on a horse....
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post #24 of 39 Old 06-23-2010, 08:16 AM
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Can not wait to see photos of these square feet. Sounds very interesting.

Glad he made it home safe.
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post #25 of 39 Old 06-23-2010, 09:34 AM
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Shoeing with New Balance shoes may give that appearance. Using that shoe, the toe is radically cut square. Could that be the case with your horse?

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post #26 of 39 Old 06-23-2010, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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I spoke to the vet today, and... There's NOTHING wrong with him. He needed chiropractic work, and his feet are about a quarter inch longer on the outside than the inside (when he has ALWAYS needed the insides longer or else his legs bow in). He has a tiny bit of heel lameness, but he said that's due to the farriery he received.

Iridehorses, you can see he has been shod, but the shoes were pulled and his feet were trimmed right before he was sent down so I don't know why his feet were trimmed square. The vet said it's not really an issue, but the uneven-ness is.

I've attached some pictures of him from today, the ones of his feet aren't the best but I was trying to take photos and he was trying to eat grass lol

The bottom photo is of his back feet which aren't too bad, just filed weirdly

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post #27 of 39 Old 06-23-2010, 11:37 PM
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Awww, he's pretty, but skinny. So glad you got him back safe and mostly sound.

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post #28 of 39 Old 06-24-2010, 12:24 AM
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So relieved to hear you guys took him home where he belongs. What a psycho!
I went through something very similar to your story with my first horse. I was selling my 17 years old mare, a school master who'd done hunters all her life(15'1hh, small tb frame). An absolutely fantastic horse for any beginner rider. This lady(who seemed loved at first glance), had bought the mare for her daughter(who was my age at the time, 14 yrs old and same frame as me). She vetted great, she did fantastic with her daughter, I even went and was able to visit the mare a few times during the following 6 months, everything was great.

THEN all of a sudden, I receive a phone call(and remember I was 14, she had been my first horse and this lady was a grown women), 8 months later and she was MAD. She said the mare had become a bucking bronco and was not rideable. She said she could not be caught, bridled, nothing. Told me she had turned into a complete "monster". She also threatened me that if I didn't buy the mare back from her, she would send her to the meat pen. What the heck! I refuse to believe a word she said, not to mention it was a full8 months later and no agreements had ever been brought up like that.
Anyways, I went out there, the poor girl nickered when she saw me. I caught her, tacked her up, rode her with ZERO issues. THEN I find out, this insane women, had been riding her herself! she was an overweight 250 lbs+ rider who said would only ride western. I could only imagine why the mare would have gotten mad with her. Poor animal!

Some people are honestly crazy, and so dishonest. Nothing worst than having to sell a horse, let alone find out what he/she has had to go through. Luckily you were able to bring that poor boy home. Excited to hear what you do with him.
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post #29 of 39 Old 06-24-2010, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Well we've spoken to our farrier, who thinks he has some calcification in his right fetlock joint that's been made worse by the bad trim jobs he's had. We've got him back on supplements, and he's coming out to put aluminium plates on his front hooves to try to support and build up the inside wall again.

Once we get the weight back on him and his feet fixed I'll start doing flatwork on him, depending on how he goes I might keep him for myself, if not he'll likely be leased rather than sold again, and if he is sold it will be with a full contract that has been drawn up by a lawyer.

He IS such a nice horse too which makes me mad, he has almost healed cuts all over the insides of his back legs which look like he's been caught in a fence, and skin off his face everywhere. I really hope we can get his feet back to where they were before and undo any damage this woman has done. It really irks me that she KNEW he needed corrective shoeing before she bought him, her farrier knew this also and she's still sent him back with feet like this!

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post #30 of 39 Old 06-27-2010, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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bump, in case anyone who was following missed it

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