Hi I just got a horse and he has a clubbed hoof. I was wondering how this affects horses?
I got told it was bad but not really bad the old owner didn't say much and the farrier wasn't much help either. I don't want to do stuff that might hurt him or won't be good for him.Depends on how severe the club foot is, if it is minor then he should be able to a lot of things, the more severe it is , the more limited he will be.
It is on his front right leg he won't be doing any jumping. It's just walk trot and canter would he be ok with doing this? Also what is PTS?Makes them lame, including into back and hind legs. Makes them uncomfortable, and when it is bad, can lead to them having to be PTS as nothing else can be done.
Ok I will take a photo later on todayPost a picture. Or at least rate it 1-5, 1 being barely noticeable. It does really depend on the individual horse . Many do very well, but it depends on what you want to do with him. What has he done in the past?
Here is a photo of his clubbed hoof. His old owner told us she would mainly ride him along the beach but then she had a stroke so he was left in a paddock for 8 monthsPost a picture. Or at least rate it 1-5, 1 being barely noticeable. It does really depend on the individual horse . Many do very well, but it depends on what you want to do with him. What has he done in the past?
Ok it is a bit hard finding him something other then grass to stand on but next time I'm near something I will take a photo againAfraid that pic is completely pointless sorry. What we need to see mostly is the heel angle/height, etc, as that's what we're discussing. ;-) You also need to get the horse standing on a hard, flat surface, not with grass/soft ground obscuring the hoof. Also from ground level & squarely. Check out the link in my signature for what is required for critique pics.