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        12-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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    Foal
    Oh okay that makes sense...just trying to get her feet to grow, she has really crumbly feet so it can be hard to keep her feet from chipping up a lot when the ground is frozen and there is no snow...he said when the ground is cushioned with snow or soft she doesnt have to wear them.
         
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        12-17-2012, 02:51 PM
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    I would never turn a horse out on frozen icy ground in boots that didnt have some sort of grip on the bottom of them to prevent slipping
         
        12-17-2012, 03:22 PM
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    Green Broke
    Hows her diet ? She may need a good hoof supplement.
         
        12-17-2012, 04:59 PM
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    Foal
    She has been on a hoof supplement for a little over 4 years now and is otherwise pretty healthy
         
        12-18-2012, 02:21 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Hi, agree w joe n jaydee - its not boots your horse needs . If they were healthy hooves but chipping be kept short - near sole level, & edges bevelled/rolled.

    But as you say her feet are crumbly, agree that it sound like diet &/or nutrition are a big factor. Wall infection may be part of the issue too, and being cooped up that much and being shod will also be faactors. Id be striving to give the horse a healthier lifestyle & loooking into diet n nutrition. Whats her diet on hard ground, that's likely to be from imbalanced or insufficient trimming - walls should
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        12-18-2012, 02:23 AM
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    Trained
    Hi, agree w joe n jaydee - its not boots your horse needs . If they were healthy hooves but chipping be kept short - near sole level, & edges bevelled/rolled.

    But as you say her feet are crumbly, agree that it sound like diet &/or nutrition are a big factor. Wall infection may be part of the issue too, and being cooped up that much and being shod will also be faactors. Id be striving to give the horse a healthier lifestyle & loooking into diet n nutrition. Whats her diet on hard ground, that's likely to be from imbalanced or insufficient trimming - walls should

    Pardon dyslexic message - last bit above goes w first paragraph!
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        02-08-2013, 07:25 PM
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    Foal
    I havent updated in awhile bc life has been crazy, but her feet are looking really good, some small superficial chips that are very tiny but she is due soon for a trim anyhow and seems pretty sound (other than messed up shoulder!!) she has been doin fine w/o the boots for a couple weeks and wont be wearing them now do to lots of snow.
    Thanks for your input loosie but I am kind of struggling to follow your post!
         
        02-08-2013, 10:40 PM
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    Trained
    Hiya, struggling to follow my post?? What's wrong with you?? Sorry, had a new tablet computer that stuffed everything up when writing - beware, apparently it's a common prob with android tabs! Good to hear your horse is doing better.
         

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