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post #51 of 55 Old 04-17-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well the new farrier came today for the first time in years he saw the issues all the others never saw. He fixed what he could first trim flares over grown bars. Backed up heels well as much as he dare.

Heels were high so didn't want to change angle to fast all at once. He noticed the deep sulcus thrush said the treatments were keeping it from getting worse.

Will come back in 5 weeks. Said 8 weeks is to long inbetween trims and with issues going on they need to be done more often. So I think for first time in years iv got a good farrier. He saw the problems with out me pointing it out. My horse is squaring off all four hoofs so he did some thing to hopefully remedy that. If still a problem has some more ideas on what to do.

He won't put shoes on till hoofs are in a healther state . Thinks we might be able to go barefoot or maybe just front shoes once hoofs are healthy again.
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post #52 of 55 Old 04-24-2013, 05:02 PM
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Wow! It sounds like you have quite the mess up there. I'm not a big fan of all that snow. Also not a big fan of being under a severe thunderstorm watch and winter weather advisory at the same time, which has happened twice this month!

Thrush is such a pain in the rear, but you've gotten some great advice for treating it.

I'm glad a farrier finally showed up! Do everything you can to be a good client for him, and he will keep showing up. Hope you dry out soon.

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post #53 of 55 Old 04-24-2013, 07:04 PM
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Wow! It sounds like you have quite the mess up there. I'm not a big fan of all that snow. Also not a big fan of being under a severe thunderstorm watch and winter weather advisory at the same time, which has happened twice this month!
We had that happen once, so far

Yesterday (Monday) was 70-something with lows in the low 60's.

That low was going to be our high today.

aforred, your cold front came thru this morning, poured rain and I am happy to have an inch of mud because tomorrow it will be gone.

The inch of mud is the good part. Here it is the end of April in southern Middle Tennessee and we have "area frost warnings" for tonight Contrary to that, I have mowed some areas of yard 2 and 3 times already

Yet it's warm enough for the ticks to jump on the horses and hide in the darkest of places. I spent three hours Furminating four horses and finding ticks to pick off up in their nether areas. I had to use a flashlight to be sure I got all the little so-and-so's

I've been watching my lead horse for the last 20 minutes - just standing there. A common thing for a horse to nap but he colicked nine times last year and with this wild weather swing, I'm hoping I don't need the Banamine when he comes in tonight

No wonder so many horses have issues that don't normally have them

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post #54 of 55 Old 04-24-2013, 07:31 PM
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Well that's good news that the new farrier found so much to correct. That means your thrush problem was most likely more structurally caused than environmentally caused. Hope everything moves forward quickly for you from here. Your horse should be back to normal by the time the mud is gone!

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Got a ways to go on the hoofs yes farrier. Is better then what iv had in past. Still some things not quit right. Was first trim so have to give it a chance.

Iam getting help from a member on here also so I know now farrier did a pretty good job.
That helps to have someone else say it looked good. So will be keeping the new farrier wasn't sure I would but now I know I will.

He's good at returning calls and show up on time and takes his time doing my horses. Seems to really try to do what right for horse.

Last farrier was always in a big hurry and his work got sloppier every visit. Plus didn't always show up. So new guy is a ton better when there's a problem he calls same day not a week later.

Going to finally warm up and get rid of snow so should dry out here in a few weeks.

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