Poll

Club Foot Clues

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How competent do you feel when it comes to identifying a horse with a club foot?

Very competent--I could spot a clubby foot from a mile away
38%
238
If I'm looking for a hoof abnormality I will notice a club foot
42%
264
I can recognized a club foot if someone points it out to me
11%
71
I don't know what a club foot is and/or what it looks like
9%
58

Total votes cast: 631

Comments & Write-in Answers

I always look at legs and feet even just passing by horses in a field.

8/25/2013 6:11:09 PM

Own a horse with a club foot.

8/25/2013 2:47:46 PM

Somewhere between 'very' and 'if I'm looking.' Some of them are pretty subtle.

8/24/2013 8:36:57 PM

Retired farrier speaking.

8/23/2013 6:32:21 PM

I have a clubby horse, donkey and dog

8/23/2013 1:40:09 PM

I think a horse will show more in their body language if something is up.

8/23/2013 12:41:24 PM

We've had a horse like that and never had any trouble with him, but we have a great farrier too!

8/23/2013 10:50:41 AM

Best event horse I've ever had has an extremely club right front, but he's never noticed it.

8/22/2013 10:17:55 PM

That is because people call many things a "club foot" when in fact it is NOT a club foot.

8/22/2013 6:38:23 PM

I was just informed by my vet that my mare has a club foot!!! I had no idea!!!1

8/22/2013 4:03:03 PM

having owned a couple horses with the problem, I am hypersensitive to the condition.

8/22/2013 11:37:47 AM

loaded question since there are degrees of "clubbiness"

8/22/2013 10:32:57 AM

a club foot stands out like a sore thumb!

8/21/2013 11:08:43 PM

The true congenital club must be compensated, but can those "produced" ones ever be fully corrected?

8/21/2013 6:44:47 PM

owned a few club footed horses,not a big deal

8/21/2013 5:07:15 PM

I look at hooves first and work up .

8/21/2013 4:37:00 PM

But I'm a farrier.

8/21/2013 3:14:04 PM

I have seen several during my years of breeding, but I might not notice unless it is very pronounced

8/21/2013 9:09:49 AM

I've had two great horses that a had "Club Foot"!!!

8/21/2013 2:11:43 AM

I'm a professional farrier, I'd better be competent

8/21/2013 12:20:31 AM

I have had two with a low grade club foot. Pretty easy to spot!

8/20/2013 10:09:44 PM

Isn't this where a hoof has less angle in the toe and is straighter vertically.

8/20/2013 9:44:52 PM

Previous Arabian had 3 club feet (was sound tho ), current mini has 1. Am hyper-aware of them!

8/20/2013 7:06:11 PM

Have a club footed horse. Owned him for 18 years and he has never had any issues because of it.

8/20/2013 5:54:02 PM

If you REALLY know what you are looking for it is easy to see. Most miss diagnose a club.

8/20/2013 4:46:00 PM

l had a mare with one, so l would be able to spot one

8/20/2013 1:19:15 PM

Usually easy to spot, but a horse that's had therapeutic trimming/shoeing can be harder.

8/20/2013 11:38:42 AM

my farrier told me my gelding he had a club foot for the first time when he was 8

8/20/2013 4:21:33 AM