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post #1 of 16 Old 07-15-2012, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Darn Horse, will a shoe help or what other options?

Ben was due to go out to the trainer this weekend, after waiting for a vacancy, and guess what, he came up lame.

I have been waiting for the farrier to come out, so his feet are overgrown, but he had a huge split appear in his near hind. He has dead lame on it and the chunk was flapping around, so I clipped it back and he is going a little better today.

Here is the hoof



And here he is moving


What do you think, any ideas?
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-15-2012, 01:24 AM
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I'm not sure if it's just inexperience but I don't see any impede in his movement..

*shrug*

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Me either..
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-15-2012, 01:30 AM
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Grace had a split like that and the farrier trimmed back and filed nice it is growing out ok now
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Cool, maybe it's just me then, he was definitely off before I trimmed him, maybe I'm still seeing it
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Well maybe it's a sign to send Emmy or Willow instead :P haha.
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Cool, maybe it's just me then, he was definitely off before I trimmed him, maybe I'm still seeing it
Grace was off to the farrier exPlained like she has a hangnail
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I don't see it as a sign of anything, lol.. except that Golden is a wonderful owner for being so concerned about her Ben :)

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I don't see any lameness.
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post #10 of 16 Old 07-15-2012, 07:34 AM
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Theres no visible lameness so he's probs ok :) I wouldn't want to put any nails into the hoof with shoeing incase it weakens the wall further. I'd just lay off working on hard ground or doing high impaction stuff, and let it harden and eventually grow out

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