Farriers/club footed horse - advisable to buy
Hi sir. We have an offer at the local racetrack of buying a thoroughbred yearling colt at cheaper rate. Main issue is he has a club foot on one of his hind legs. Would you advise me to buy him. His feet looks like the one I have attached an image below. Please find it.
HELLO ROBERTS...THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION...
NO..Absolutely not !!! IF You were too radiograph that hoof, the distal phalanx/coffin
bone would be angled downward like a foundered horse.
THAT IS WHY that horse is for sale !!
He will never have a athletic career. EVEN if he was "free"... it would cost problems that are NOT salvageable.
Sorry for the delay... was working out of state.
Best to You !!!