I have a yearling miniature horse named Tremor, who is cow hocked. Basically from behind he looks like horse B: http://www.gaitedhorses.net/Conforma...Ends/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!
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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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.
How old is he?
I agree with the above post. A farrier can help with corrective triming.
Tremor will be a year old the 17th of April.
Do you need pictures of his hocks from behind?
Tremor, I'm sure JBR means from behind with his tail out of the way.
Originally Posted by Tremor
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.
Originally Posted by Big Dreams Ranc
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!
I'm going to bump this, because I would love to have a couple more answers.