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post #1 of 9 Old 08-07-2013, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Tobiano Spotted Saddle Horse

So today I got myself a new horse; his name is Spotlight and here he is


He is so dang good looking ... and smart ... and well behaved ... well for a horse. He hates his ears touched tho ... so I am of course gonna touch up his ears ... He has spirit too. One question, I was told by the previous owner that horses with white hooves have less solid hooves. The prior owner is getting his feet done before I get him. When I got there today, his feet were chipped and they looked a little long in the toe. The farrier is suppose to be out on Thursday to get it all done. The vet will be out soon to do the ppe -- I am pretty sure he is fine but it is wise for me to get this done before he is delivered.

Re the white feet -- how often should I schedule the farrier? I just have never heard that horses with white feet/hooves are less strong. Any advice?
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-07-2013, 03:03 AM
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Don't worry about his feet, that's a myth. Just see what his feet do and schedule it accordingly. Some grow faster or slower than others and are more tender than others, but that's true of all hooves...not just white ones.

He's a looker for sure. :)

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-07-2013, 05:47 AM
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Congrats, he's very striking!

My Appaloosa has two black (striped) and two white hooves. The white ones tend to suffer more when their paddock is wet (luckily only when it rains really hard) and they sometimes bruise, but other than that, they're pretty similar. Maybe the black ones also bruise, but one can just not see it.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-07-2013, 05:07 PM
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I don't have any more problems with white hooves than dark hooves:)

He's an SSH, so he's gaited. If that is really what you mean when call him a Spotted Saddle Horse --- I hope he has papers as I'm curious about him.

He has that old time look and build that SSH's are supposed to have. They are tough and hardy little horses.

Today's SSH's have been infused with a lot of Tennessee Walking Horse, making them taller and a bit more slender.

He is a handsome fella - I hope the PPE goes well

This was my friend's SSH she had quite a few years back. He wasn't quite 15H if I remember correctly.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-07-2013, 05:18 PM
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Somehow my draft cross missed the "white hooves are weaker" memo. All four of his are white and have never chipped or cracked, even riding barefoot over rocky terrain.
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White hooves seem harder and dry out more than black hooves do- i dont know why though- im reckoning less pigment causes less moisture to stay in the hoof? but just have them trimed like normal- every six to eight weeks depending on how fast they grow out.

He will get over the ears deal- lot of times they get mites and dont want the ears messed with- easy to treat- vet should take notice to it but ask about it anyway to be sure.

Hes put together good- spotted saddle horses with that build make me want a ssh! Lol.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-07-2013, 05:46 PM
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He is a handsome lad! Congrats!
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-09-2013, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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The PPE went well and I get Spotlight on Saturday! yah ... I am soo excited. and yes he is a Spotted Saddle Horse.

{doing the happy dance}
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-09-2013, 11:13 AM
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Congratz :). He is very good looking.
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