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post #1 of 4 Old 07-26-2013, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Chief's feet?

Just like my last post about Cruiser's feet, I would like to do Chief's feet as well. He is new here, very much over due for a trim and seeing the farrier on Tuesday. All I know about his feet is they are hard as iron! I seriously wonder if I would be able to do much with the nippers!

Apologies for the dirty horses! Wasn't planning on taking these pictures right then and there.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-27-2013, 04:33 AM
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Again, post trim pics best(& I'm in very temporary Internet range while travelling so may not get back to you later). He's high heeled & has obviously had a couple(?) of significant metabolic upsets affect his feet in past months - the bulges - but can't say much more from these. Oh & if you're going to be doing his feet regularly, shouldn't need nippers. Only need them when hooves get overlong. Cheers!
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-27-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Loosie, thanks for looking at both horses' feet, I appreciate your input and have always loved reading your critiques.
I have suspected this guy had metabolic upset. When I asked the seller if he foundered she said no, he has never taken a lame step in his life. But she did mention he spent the winter with her friend who was used to feeding OTTB's, not fat little appys, so he gained a lot of weight. We are still dieting him to get his weight down to a more appropriate level. Just like the previous photos, I will re-do his next week once the farrier cleans him up (this will be my farrier's first experience with Chief, he did NOT leave those high heels!)
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-28-2013, 12:56 PM
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I love feet like this. Its so satisfying to trim them. You have massivly overgrown bars, frogs and retained sole held in there that needs cleaned up but overall, these are nice feet with very fixable problems. If they are as dry as they look, You should soak them for an hour before the farrier comes.

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