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    12-23-2008, 01:08 AM
difficult hoof inspection-cleaning

My TB gelding (recently acquired, still assessing all parts, etc)
Has odd feet. Heart shaped corrective shoes, rubber "o" rings within the hoof walls (explained to me that it assists in snow/ice buildup )
What I'm getting at is, it is very difficult to truly see everything going on in there, as a hoof pick becomes as useful as a garden shovel given all the hardware to work around, or SEE around. Until I can get to the farrier to Inquire about it, I wonder if water may be slowly introduced to the feet, then to the turned up hoof, (we have warm hose water at the barn) and see if I might be able to wash out the extra caught up debris to asses and clean properly. I can work out the drying process. That should be the easy part of this...
My question is, if my horse accepts this idea, has anyone done this sort of procedure?
I have yet tried this idea before, so any thoughts? Thanks
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    12-23-2008, 01:14 AM
If you can get pics we can help so much more
    12-23-2008, 01:41 AM
I'm necessarily suggesting there is any problem to look at...It's your run of the mill average everyday hoof here. I just can't make use of a pick to get a full cleaning or visual inspection.I like to be very sure of what I observe..

I'm asking if washing the inside of a hoof, especially to see better for inspection, is a wise idea...I simply like to assess all things going on with my horses...
    12-23-2008, 12:55 PM
Sure you can. I wouldn't do it daily I don't think, but sure you can soak or hose out as much of the dirt as possible so you can see better.
    12-23-2008, 08:55 PM
Thank you, I hadn't any Intention of adding any more work to my equine hours. Only as NEEDED comes hoof-washing (next to never?).....
I have never had this situation before so, thought I'd ask...

    12-23-2008, 09:57 PM
Originally Posted by Loosewolf    
My TB gelding (recently acquired, still assessing all parts, etc)
Has odd feet. Heart shaped corrective shoes, rubber "o" rings within the hoof walls (explained to me that it assists in snow/ice buildup )
Certainly wash and get a good stiff brush too.

I would be very interested in pics just for my own curiousity. Never heard of this situation before. Would also love to know the reason behind it once you get in touch with the farrier.
    12-24-2008, 02:14 AM
Well ya know, I am a professional photographer, and IF I con one of my many (one) assistants along with me, I would be happy to get a few for you...
If you click on "Horses" at the bottom of my visible forum info,
You can get a look at the distant exterior of these same hooves...

I have since picked yhrm more often , 3X a day since, and I now can get a BETTER look then before, and the one thing I do know, I need to get the farrier in to re-shoe, and trim...

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