Windswept?

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  1. Anti-Silence

    Anti-Silence Senior Member+

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    So the rescue's new palomino TB (or TBX) colt is windswept. I went down to see him today, and he's absolutely adorable (gorgeous really), and I would love to buy him (that was my intention, or atleast one of the year's foals from the mares that come in pregnant) but if his legs aren't going to straighten, I won't buy him. How many windswept foals have you seen/heard about/etc, and what treatment is common, or how common is it for their legs to straighten out completely and be rideable?
     






  2. HoneyTheQH

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    I don't know if this is just me, but what is windswept?

    It makes me think of his mane and tail all blowing back and I'm like, No, that's not a bad thing!! :p
     
  3. Anti-Silence

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    His back legs aren't straight, he was squished in the womb = windswept... I don't know why they call it that, lol.
     
  4. Katsportsfreak

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    Heres a page I found on it I have never came across a case myself so I can't offer anything but a place to read up on it. but it deffenitly sounds like what that cute little boy has
    http://theperuvianpaso.com/foal_angular_leg_deformities_in_peruvian_paso_and_other_horses.htm

    From What I'm reading depending on how bad it is some fix on there own as they grow but they suggest keeping them confined to a small pen were as if its bad enough It is treatable but its something you want to treat it early so it can be fixed if you wait to long it will become harder to fix or can't be fixed at all
     
  5. Caterina

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    Mya was born quite windsept... she grew out of it within a couple days, with no medical intervention

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    Here she is as an almost three year old..

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    Give it a few or so to straighten up... that seems to do it....
     
  6. Mare

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    My Paint baby last year had windswept legs. I had to keep him in a stall for two weeks. They looked about like the Pally babies. Mine might of been alittle worse. But they straightened right up. The vet just told me the less exercise the better. So No, I wouldnt let that stop you. You should see a big improvment soon.
     
  7. TrueColoursFarm

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    It all depends on degrees. Some respond well to simple stall rest, some need to get splinted, some need surgical correction

    The palomino colt looks to be at the milder end of things as much as one can tell from that picture ...
     
  8. Anti-Silence

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    Whoah, yeah, there's a nice improvement! I hope the pally's straighten up like that...
     
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    Here is Mya three weeks old



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    A few months

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    Go back in a week or so... and youll be surprised how straight his legs will be!! :)
     
  10. Anti-Silence

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    Wow, that was fast! She was such a cute little baby too! Of course, she grew into a beautiful horse.

    I'll be going back alright... hopefully one of the other mares has foaled by then too... I love babies... and hopefully he's good and straight... or, straighter atleast...
     






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