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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Yeah, I guess if you were to pack, it should really only be done on purpose...i.e, picking them and letting them walk through mud that is only that- mud. Our horses were all dry lotted (tubby QHs and minis...haha) and our dry lots were ALWAYS been picked for muck, rocks, and twigs- so it really wasn't all that often that you'd find rocks or such in their feet. In a pasture or rocky area though, I'd really worry about that o.o
What are y'alls opinions on picking the feet of stalled horses? I had to stall Kenzie for a month or so due to her deciding she was a deer who could jump any fence, and never knew how to care for her feet. They regressed a LOT in the single month of stalling, after almost a year of 24/7 being out in the elements with dry dirt, mud, manure, and the likes. Going into a stall, no matter how clean I kept it, was just awful. The tops of her hooves began to look almost gooey near the coronet and chipped, the frog shrunk a little, and the sole started shedding (not bad, but still a change). No thrush, but I'm 99% sure she would have gotten it if she'd been there longer. I picked her every other day when I saw her, and she always seemed to have some sort of wet shavings up in her frogs that were insane to get out!
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