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hello sir, may i know the disadvantages of owning a club feet racehorse?

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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
front limb.

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 !!
Joepaul Meyers,C.J.F.

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With over 40yrs. as a Certified Journeyman/Master Farrier, I have taught at the Univ.& Trade School levels. My specialty is Veterinary Farriery, Lameness and Therapeutic shoeing.

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