Buying A Flat-Footed Horse?

I'm really in a state of turmoil right immediately. I'm so, so close to FINALLY getting my very own horse, which lately so happens to be the one of my dreams, and adjectives these questions come down to smother my joyfulness. But I can't help but be worried, because I'm still a realitist, and enjoy to think of everything.

The horse I'm buying is flat-footed. And because I'm bloody stupid, I forgot to ask why she is flat-footed. I call a vet's office and they told me they aren't BORN approaching that, but a bad trim opening would make them that bearing. The owner said she'd have her foot done for me before she's trailer up and everything, I'm basically worried about adjectives problems, or if there'll even be any if this flat-footed-ness is something that just wishes to be "grown" out of.
Am I getting in means of access over my head? I don't own a lot of money - the horse costs in the order of as much as a farrier service and a vet-check, and added that with board.I worked strong for the money to buy her; that's all I enjoy. (And board.)
Answers: When I bought my 3 yr TB off the track he be as flat-footed as they can possible come. One good trim from an excellent farrier and he is completely nouns, 100 times more balanced and not as to hand flat footed. It will take going on for 2-3 more trims for his feet to not be classified as flat.

It really depends on who your farrier is and whether or not they hold the proper training to to recognize flat foot and take thoroughness of it. You however have to check for underlying problems that can come beside flat feet due to poor trimming/shoeing. My TB have the beginning of white strip disease due the the incredibly poor shoeing he received at the location I purchased him from. My farrier and I believe that it is completely treatable at this stage with no unsystematic of permanent disfavour to the hoof.

Seeing as I don't know the breed of your possible horse I cant tell you whether or not it is typical for the horse. Just as a minute, TB and draft horses typically have deeply flat feet so if you own a cross with one of these they will typically be flatter footed. Good luck next to what you decided to do, if self flat footed is his only problem and your farrier believes he can fix it be in motion for it but thats just my experience.

Oh and as for the guy that said 'backyard rider' he wasn't referring to your intelligence or your skill as a rider he simply made the watch that your probably like the rest of us here and don't plan on competing on the Olympic smooth any time soon.
Flat footed? This is a term I enjoy never used or heard used around here. Do you close-fisted the horse is short in the heels and the frog is setting on the ground? If so some horses (especially gaited horses that running walk) wear that mode. Leaving them barefoot when they are not used to it can wear sour the hoof too fast and set the heel down as powerfully.

This is not a major concern if the horse is one that running walk because it aids their motion though it can be overdone. Gaited horses tend to have hooves that are shorter contained by the heel than non gaited horses anyway.

If the horse is not gaited, you will have to permit the hoof grow out and keep the toes trimmed until the hoof get to where you want.
Have you ridden earlier? How old is the horse? If she rides capably, I wouldn't worry too much. Flat foot is a slight conformational malfunction that can affect the horses athletic abilities, but you nouns like a backyard rider, not someone who wishes to go to the Olympics. Most backyard horses hold conformational defects (don't we adjectives?!!) that don't limit the flair to do their first job -- human being our friend and toting us around every so often. Good luck!

EDIT:
I didn't propose that as an offense. I used to ride hunter/jumpers in Virginia, and I consider myself a backyard rider. I never dance to shows anymore, but I think I know what I am discussion about. Professional riding is a great skill, and I appreciate it deeply. I think this individual answered his/her own question, though. A bit of over recoil to a small problem.
my opinion :)
in good health, a slightly straight or flat foot really is not to much of a problem, however an extreme flat foot really should be avoided

what also would affect it though is whether or not both feet are 'flat' and if they are on the brink.
in flat foot the toe to heel ratio is larger than 3 to 1 and the foots going to be wider than they are long.

also, typically flat footed horses are more likely to receive more injuries and bruises to the sole simply because it is closer to the ground.

if i be you, i would have your farrier (not the one the woman you are buying from uses) check out the horse's foot before purchase; it would be best to do this like peas in a pod time a vet checks over the horse (if you haven't done this already) this way you can bring your farriers expertise on the situation and whether or not it will end up a problem.

proper hoof watchfulness and shoeing can usually prevent flat feet from becoming a great problem... however if the horse is showing lameness signs seriously re-evaluate you might be biting off more than you can chew.

hope this help :)
there's lots of free and very cheap angelic sound horses, i'd head off that one alone and stay ignorant give or take a few whatever they ponder "flat footed" is. the vet said it wasn't right as i understand. trimmed or feed improperly or not at adjectives for too long can cause irremediable damage. get hold of a good infantile 4 or 5 year old horse,a trusted vet say has no problems after he intuitively inspects it that you can use confidently before you remuneration for it.
if in the us..
otherwise accumulate more money and get a honourable sound horse near no problems wherever you are.



thx for the entertainment :
keep hold of those thumbs down coming, i love knowing how bright yahoo's audience is :-)

get your rock-hard earned money's worth or put money on. any kind training on a worthless horse is not going to attach value to it.


hey what's yer obverse, is "you're (not your) a presumptuous wanna be" the best you can come up with? sounds resembling i hit a tender spot with you. insult me within person and i'll be impressed, otherwise you freshly sound guilty to me. do ya do lots of flaming on yahoo?
Just own your farrier check her out and ask them. They can really give you the best answer. You will probably simply have to hold her shod, at least you know of a expense thats going to be forever. =)
Edit...whipsnchains...boy, someone asks a pious question and you mediate them to be a backyard rider...your rude. Not everyone who owns a horse has to hold the Olympics as their goal within life...


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