Do these frogs look contracted?

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    07-19-2013, 03:17 PM
Do these frogs look contracted?

Horse has been in shoes for 5 months, do his frogs look contracted? Farrier is coming back on Monday to fix the crooked shoe.
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    07-19-2013, 04:54 PM
The shoe on left front the back of it is into the frog.The shoe on right front also has back of shoe into frog on both sides.

If your horse can be barefoot id go that way those shoes arent put on right.
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    07-20-2013, 11:57 AM
By contracted, do you mean the central sulcus isn't "open", or the entire frog is narrower? W/o a "before and after", it would be hard to tell what the change was, if any. They appear healthy, but there is not telling how healthy the central sulcus is from the photo. And as spirit said, it looks like the set of the one shoe interferes w the frog. The appearance of their frogs can also drastically change w ground conditions (e.g., wet) and when it is shedding.
    07-20-2013, 02:13 PM
This is an aside, but do most farriers put on the shoe with only two nails each side? I thought it was typical to use three. Funny how I havent' really paid clear attention to that.
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    07-20-2013, 02:29 PM
I agree with spirit, that might be caused by the shoe touching and possibly digging into the frog, I'd find a new who knows what he's doing
    07-20-2013, 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
this is an aside, but do most farriers put on the shoe with only two nails each side? I thought it was typical to use three. Funny how I havent' really paid clear attention to that.
most of the time its three per side six per shoe, in rough country like were I live we fill all the holes we can 6 is good 8 is better. I have never done or seen 4 per shoe before ether, I was thinking the same thing.
    07-20-2013, 06:17 PM
Shoes are off! We'll see how that frog opens up.

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