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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.

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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 !!!

Joepaul Meyers,CJF

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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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