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post #11 of 14 Old 01-13-2011, 07:59 PM
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Definitely won't hurt to have a chiro or such out to see him, to ensure everything else is in order, or treated if not. But I wouldn't jump to the conclusion it's not his feet either.

I don't understand why a farrier would cut out a bruise(??!) Perhaps I misunderstand. If it was on his sole or frog I'd definitely be keeping his feet well protected with boots &/or pads until they can heal & become thick & strong.

Pictures of his feet would give us a better idea of how good/bad things are in that department.
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-13-2011, 08:03 PM
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I don't understand why a farrier would cut out a bruise(??!) Perhaps I misunderstand. If it was on his sole or frog I'd definitely be keeping his feet well protected with boots &/or pads until they can heal & become thick & strong.

Pictures of his feet would give us a better idea of how good/bad things are in that department.

I missed that part...did he actually cut out bruises????? If he did... OP are you sure it wasnt an abcess?

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post #13 of 14 Old 01-13-2011, 08:19 PM
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Each horse can be different, but I wouldn't worry about the bruises. Occassionally they do turn into abscesses. As long as the horse isn't acting lame, you should be able to do things with them but try to stay clear of rocky places. I don't know why your farrier would cut out the bruise, unless it was an abscess. Many horses, with dark hooves, will get bruised and you don't even know it. Most of the time you only notice it because the horse has light colored hooves.
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Sorry I haven't been on here for a few days, my family and I have been out camping so obviously no internet... And no cellphone reception.

Yes my farrier did cut out the bruise, but I should have said where it was. The bruise itself was in the hoof wall, so by cutting it out all he did was take a wee bit more out of the wall on the outside of the right front hoof. (like you would do to seedy toe, so I have been told.)

He only started the head shaking and refusing to turn etc, AFTER he had jumped out of his piece of the paddock, that's what made me think it might be his back and not his teeth. He never shook his head while I trialled him or for the first 3(?) weeks of me having him.

I have had my farrier for the past 2 and a half years and never ever had a problem with him, he is very popular and all of my friends use him, so did the past owner of my first horse (that's how I found out about him) and he is also the ground manager for the local race track and does many of the race horses there, he has a very full past with horses and is very experienced.

If I get out a chiro or a dentist or anything I will definately be doing my research, and I will be asking for references, I have friends who use one lady in particular, I am told she is expensive... But I don't care if she is expensive as long as it works. She uses Bowen therapy, now I don't know much about it (and I will research later on), but my friend has a 17hh wb, who has done gp show jumping and has a weak back, It works for him, and many other horses I know so I may just ask her about it. She is also a VERY reputable horse trainer and rder trainer too. Bowen therapy can also be done on humans too I know that much :)

If I remember I will get some pictures of his hooves when I get back home, right now I'm at my boyfriends house and my family is still out camping until the 23rd, so if I don't reply that's where I am :)

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