Farriers/club feet disadvantages
hello sir, may i know the disadvantages of owning a club feet racehorse?
HELLO ROHIT...THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION...
Basically Your biggest concern will be with stride & durability for the horse's career.
First...with one hoof more upright, the stride will be shorter as the heel will hit the ground quicker. Most of the hundreds of club-footed horses I have seen and worked on, have a
"straighter shoulder/scapula" therefore NOT being able to "reach" and stride as the other
Second...because they hit on a higher heel, there is MORE impact/concussion and therefore
"jar their hoof & joints" which in time will shorten their athletic careers !!
Yes...there are Always a few that will "fall through the cracks" and last longer, but
generally will break down & will and can be sore/lame the rest of their lives.
Best To You !!