Anonymous asked in PetsHorses · 2 months ago

Can you ride a horse with 3 legs?

If a horse has a prosthetic hind leg would you be able to ride the horse? Just to be clear so people don't get all mad at me, this is for a research project and I wouldn't go out and actually ride a horse with 3 legs because someone on yahoo said I could.

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Horses with a prosthetic leg can do many things. 

    Spanish Riddle, a famous racehorse, sired a future Hall of Famer after losing a front leg in 1973.  Another famous racehorse foaled another after losing a hind leg.

    We've come a long way since then...  but I don't think you could or should ride one.   Never heard of anyone doing so.

  • 2 months ago

    Depends on where your third leg is positioned, but I would think you could.

  • Joe
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    My opinion: No.

    There are a very few horses who have been fitted with a prosthetic leg.  It's really a borderline therapy.  If such a horse can live out a happy life eating grass in a pasture, god bless him.

    But he would not be safe to ride.  Dangerous for both the horse, and the rider.

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