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  • Pictures of horse hooves with chalky flaky soles
  • Lame horses care

 
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    04-29-2010, 10:23 PM
  #11
Weanling
I don't know, the sole doesn't look healthy to me, and they appear to be shaped oddly. It looks like the hoof has grown so too much of the sole touches the ground. It doesn't appear to be concave enough, and there is no healthy/new looking hoof wall showing through. They also look pretty dry.
     
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    04-29-2010, 11:17 PM
  #12
Trained
Britt, if you can get those flares looked after, you should be able to maintain the hooves pretty well on your in between farrier calls with just a rasp and hoof knife. Of course it depends how many horses you have and how often you can get at it, but I hardly ever need to use my nippers. Every week or two, I touch up my horses' hooves and it keeps them from getting out of hand.

It does appear to me that there is a lot of excess sole as well. Scrap at it with your hoof pick. Whatever is chalky or flaky is excess.

If you are still learning on hoof care take lots of pictures and look at them before and after. For some reason, some things show up a whole lot more clearly in a photograph than when you are right there with hoof in hand. If unsure of how to proceed, take more pics, return to the computer and draw all over the pictures. Then go back again. But, as already posted, get rid of the damaged wall section and all that flaring.
     
    05-01-2010, 08:56 AM
  #13
Foal
Hey Britt,
The cracked heel on will need to be resected and cleaned up. That is not the end of the world. You will probably need to shoe if you intend to keep riding the horse. Keep the area clean and dry after the resection. The good news is that the heel will be repaired quickly due to the length of horn in this area.
Cheers

Richard
Australian Farrier
     
    05-01-2010, 10:36 PM
  #14
Started
Thanks.

I'm not riding him at the moment. I'm riding my mare, lol.

I worked on his hooves the other day... got as much of the flaring filed out as I felt comfy with and nipped the cracked part off and filed all his hooves.

His hooves look so much better now.
     

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