Rough N Tumble

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Flanders
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Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:30 am

I'm reading about Dr. Fager and the book says that his sire, Rough N Tumble, had a plastic foot. What does that mean?
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:38 am

I couldn't find a reference to his foot, but this article has a photo of him. Too small to tell much about his feet, but he sure was a good-looking horse.
http://www.chef-de-race.com/dosage/chef ... ppiano.htm
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Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:13 pm

There is some information here, apparently his hoof problems led to the end of his career at stud, so perhaps the "plastic foot" is in reference to a treatment:


http://tinyurl.com/lh3plc9 courtesy of google books
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Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:33 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I couldn't find a reference to his foot, but this article has a photo of him. Too small to tell much about his feet, but he sure was a good-looking horse.
http://www.chef-de-race.com/dosage/chef ... ppiano.htm
That same photo is in the book, hard to see anything. But he is a beauty.
lurkey mclurker wrote:There is some information here, apparently his hoof problems led to the end of his career at stud, so perhaps the "plastic foot" is in reference to a treatment:

http://tinyurl.com/lh3plc9 courtesy of google books
Thanks! At least that kind of explains it, he had foundering issues. The book I read just kept alternating between plastic hoof and plastic foot, no mention of injury or illness.

I do, however, recommend the "Dr. Fager Thoroughbred Legends" book. It is a quick read, I had it done in a couple hours, honestly I wish it would have been longer. But I learned a lot about him that I didn't previously know.
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