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  1. #1
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    Default Club footed horse - to lease or not to lease

    I found a very nice 3 ' 6" eq horse, WB, 12 years old, broke and happy to do the job. Yeah! But he has a wicked club foot. It is so bad it makes his gaits abnormal. Boo! I can hear it when he walks and he feels off at the WTC but I am pretty sure it is just the unevenness of his feet. The owner wants a 12 months lease that is moderately expensive. I have written a few exclusions in to the contract but now that I see the club foot I want to go month to month.

    Anyone else had experience with a club foot? Is it possible for it not to make the horse lame if it is quite extreme.

    He has had one injury two years ago the regular foot and that is excluded in the lease...



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    A duplicate thread!!!
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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