Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Icelandic Horse Foot Flicking

Foot flicking (aka toe flicking, foot flipping) in the Icelandic Horse is when the hoof of the front foot travels past it's normal arc; hyperextention.

It can happen because of a few reasons, a couple of which are: too much laxity in the fetlock, and / or weights on the distal limb.

The bottom of the hoof should not be seen from the front.

The hoof landing on the point of the heel first (versus normal soft heel-first landing with a rolling action), is not desireable and can be problematic and painful for the horse.

More here: Flipping Toe

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