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Cow-Hocked Yearling?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by Tremor, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Tremor

    Tremor Senior Member

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    I have a yearling miniature horse named Tremor, who is cow hocked. Basically from behind he looks like horse B: http://www.gaitedhorses.net/ConformationLesson/RearEnds/Rear1.gif

    He has his mother hooves, they grow really fast, so I'm wondering if I trim his hooves that they'll straighten up. Or will he grow out of it?

    The left pic if from a month ago and the left if his with him mother when he was born. You can see how bad his legs are there too.

    Today I brushed Tremor and I was messing with his tail and I picked it up and noticed that his hocks were touching. I'll take a picture of his hocks from behind if anybody wants he too.

    Is there anything that I can do for Tremor? I would like to show him in 4-H this year so I could use the help.

    Please and Thank You's!

    -Tremor

    P.S. I would just like to say that my dad and I trim our own horses feet and we research everything we have to about trimming so we just wanted to know what could be done.



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  2. Smoke N Lace

    Smoke N Lace Senior Member+

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    I don't know about your colt, but many will become less cow-hocked as they mature and fill out. I have even seen under nourished mature horses that appear cow-hocked that will fill out with good care and lose that cow-hocked appearance. I would certainly have a good farrier take a look and give you some advice on him. Good luck with him.
     
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  3. BigDreamsRanch

    BigDreamsRanch Senior Member+

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    How old is he?


    I agree with the above post. A farrier can help with corrective triming.
     
  4. Tremor

    Tremor Senior Member

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    Tremor will be a year old the 17th of April.
     
  5. JBandRio

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    Need pictures of him
     
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    Tremor Senior Member

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    Do you need pictures of his hocks from behind?
     
  7. Smoke N Lace

    Smoke N Lace Senior Member+

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    Tremor, I'm sure JBR means from behind with his tail out of the way.
     
  8. RickB.

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    Just remember that for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. So, if the fault is conformational, then you have to decide if 'correcting it' is, long term, either going to work or be worth it.
     
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    Just posted more pics of him from behind. His tail has been moved and in one pic you can tell that I have his tail in a pony tail!
     
  10. Tremor

    Tremor Senior Member

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    I'm going to bump this, because I would love to have a couple more answers.
     

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