I’m going out to look at an 8yo OTTB soon. The owner told me his feet flare because he is wide, which I am taking to mean that he is base wide. They told me he is barefoot right now (and not in work) but that they recommend shoeing him before putting him in work.
I have only seen pictures of him from the side so I cant really tell the extent of it, or if it goes along with any other faults like toeing in/out.
In a very general sense, would this have any effect on long term soundness? I am looking to do low level dressage and maybe a bit of jumpers (posting here because its a bit of both worlds).
If I like him I will have him vetted and discuss it with the vet, but I wanted some opinions on it.