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        02-10-2013, 11:54 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Check out this spot on hoof

    What do you think this is? It is raised out a little, you can feel when you run your hand over it.
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        02-10-2013, 11:58 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    Old abscess blowout growing down from the coronet....



    Wow...those feet/toes are super duper long. O.O Does this horse trip/stumble alot?
         
        02-11-2013, 12:03 AM
      #3
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
    Old abscess blowout growing down from the coronet....



    Wow...those feet/toes are super duper long. O.O Does this horse trip/stumble alot?
    No he is over reaching in the back though! He is about 8 or 9 weeks since his last shoeing, farrier is suppose to be making his rounds this week.
         
        02-11-2013, 01:16 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    Ahhh, I see. Not surprising from the length of those feet. You are lucky he isnt tripping all over him self. His break over is very slow and forward with toes that long and distorted. Its also very hard on the tendons to allow them to run that far out as well. A bad step can mean a bowed tendon or a strain with feet that far out from under his leg it appears. He looks underrun and contracted in the heel too from here looking at his structure which can cause navicular symptoms/heel pain. Def needs the farrier, stat!
         
        02-11-2013, 02:31 AM
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    Started
    Wow....I would post pics for Trinity after your farrier is out. Those look way more than 8-9 weeks out from a last trim.
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        02-11-2013, 02:40 AM
      #6
    Green Broke
    That could be an old abcess. Looks like your farrier leaves toes to long .
    I have had that problem , and after 8-10 weeks the hoof looks horrid.
    If he overreaches then the toe needs squared or rounded to make him break over sooner.
         
        02-11-2013, 06:02 AM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Thats way more overgrowth than 8 or 9 weeks, or your farrier isnt doing a very good job.
         
        02-11-2013, 09:18 AM
      #8
    Weanling
    Ok lol I am now starting to seriously question my farrier... And to top it off he is the highest farrier around price wise... Well I am going to have it looked at this week and I will have to post some pics and see what you guys think. His toes are long I just havent really noticed it till you guys pointed it out.
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        02-11-2013, 09:37 AM
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    Started
    Also, do you pasture your horses? I pasture mine, and they tend to keep their hoof around were it needs to be from walking around in the pasture. They still need trimming - but not as much as usual. They have never needed them that bad - but I could be wrong about the pasture thing, just an idea.
         
        02-11-2013, 09:58 AM
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    I am amazed that horse held those shoes for 8-9 weeks. They look pretty strong. Curious if he really even needs them?
         

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