Whooo, no, I never suspected founder in that hoof. I might look at it closer and investigate. It does not have a definite look like a foundered hoof does. In other words, there is no line in the hoof where the founder actually happened. It just takes an unusual 'curve' upward. I have not had the foot x-rayed..it is possible though
I suppose an injury is possible. I don't recall an injury in the leg or foot but,once again, it is possible.
She is not lame by any means. She loves to trot and run!
But obviously, something is wrong. It is really bothering me.
I am scheduling an appointment with a barefoot farrier. He seems to know his field pretty good. As do you emilou423!
Hmm. I'll probably suggest just to make the trim time shorter-more often. I would say, about 6 weeks or so. Well, I would defanitantly not get her feet trimmed over 8 weeks.
Like people have said, the flares do need to be checked out. And boy! Those frogs and the base around the hoof looks pretty healthy! What I've seen over my experience with horses and their hooves, some one them, have REALLY badly cracked hooves. Like, REALLY bad.
WE ARE GEELONG! THE GREATEST TEAM OF ALL.....
FGR- She was 17.3 in her prime. However, in her age, she's lost a lot of fat/muscle on her topline and she measures around 17.2 now....
My2Geldings- Thanks...No, my farrier never mentioned her flares... Yes, many heavy horses have flares. Some farriers think they need flares. Others say flares are no big deal...others say flares are horrible...everyone has a different opinion.
I personally do not think flares are a good thing.
LOL!! You like clydesdales do you? I really enjoy the breed in general... She's like my big 'dog'. I even take her for walks on occasion. She's just a big sweet potato!
It's funny, I've never had a soundness issue with her. However, I have noticed that she seems to be getting more clumsy and she trips a lot...even when she was just trimmed. She might be hiding something though....I hope it's just a bad trim that sent her toe upwards...