i haven't ever seen anything like this before.... but i went through some of the threads on this sub-forum and am now under the impression that this is called "club hoof". This mare is about 15 years old, 17.2, imported warmblood. She did the meter forties in Canada, and is now a lesson horse. I would assume that this type of deformity would cause her to be in great pain, with an inability to jump as big as she did/does. She stocks up pretty bad, and is on Isoxsuprine nearly every day. So excuse my ignorance here, but how is it possible for her to jump that big without being completely lame afterward? Is this something that simply doesn't effect a horses' comfort as well as performance?
57.5 KB Views: 204