Pasterns Help me!

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  1. Blazer2015

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    7CF99E45-9EC4-4D7E-ACA3-0EDCE18E0DB6.jpeg So i have a Now 4 year old Filly. And i just notice i dont know if she is to long in the toe. But her pastern are dropping in a canter, trot and walk some what. And it has me worried. I did not start her till she was 3-3 1/2 years old. But now im worried she will stretch the tendons and end up lame shes 100% sound no limp no pain
     

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    You should watch the video on YouTube about how the horses leg works. So the pattern will always drop on impact, the tendons are designed to cushion the impact of the foot hitting the ground. If you can get a video of how far it drops, we can get a feel of what you are seeing
     
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    This was at a trot
     

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    I can get you a video hold on
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    She's got long pasterns "it appears", but honestly, I can't tell much with these photos.

    There's a stickie post on our critique board that'll give you advice on what kind of photos we need to give decent advice. We've a few farriers here, but I'd be surprised if they could tell you much without getting better photos.
     
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    You probably need to download to YouTube then you can source them to post video here. Thanks-!!
     
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    Heres some more pictures dont know if this will help. And okay will do
     

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    Yes, all 4 fetlocks sink too much when she moves and there is too much angle to pasterns when she's standing still. I would not do anything severe with her like lots of jumping, fast galloping or barrel racing. She may go along for years just fine for pleasure riding.

    Some horses with this become lame and some do not.
     
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    Yeah, that appears to be the case.
     
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    Her pasterns are pretty Long, they really give a lot already.
    This doesn´t have to mean that she will become unrideable but it is a conformational weakness and it can cause lameness, especially if she isn´t managed carefully.
    What are your plans with her?
     

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