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        11-13-2009, 11:39 AM
    What confuses me is his feet hardly chip...and he does fine on a six week basis...oh and I know that by all means a big shot pro is not the answer...its just that I've noticed a lot of people on here would prob recommend getting someone like that out to work my horses feet over...

    You know what... I had him trimmed about three to four weeks ago...shall I take pictures? Then maybe yall could give me some better ideas as to what the issue my be... I've also noted his flares are not extreme but they are there...and maybe I to critical... I had one person say he had bad flares another just say his feet looked wide like arab feet and a third say he looked fine...maybe im in a fit over something very minimal...

    Ill put pictures up soon...that should help...
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        11-13-2009, 11:53 AM
    Pictures would help.

    Is he an Arabian? If so, big feet are very common in Arabians, which is a good thing. The bigger the foot, the less likely they are to develop navicular or become laminitic.

    My little, bitty 14.2 h Arabian gelding has pie plate feet. They're also hard as rocks, and he's never worn shoes in his life.
        11-13-2009, 11:54 AM
    What are flares?
        11-13-2009, 11:59 AM
    Originally Posted by fuzzyfeet    
    What are flares?
    Here are some examples:

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        11-14-2009, 07:45 AM
    Originally Posted by Pidge    
    What confuses me is his feet hardly chip...and he does fine on a six week basis...
    At least for our mares, whether they chip or not heavily depends on how wet or dry (or wet/dry cycles) the weather has been and the time of year.

    You've already received lots of advice about more frequest trims. It's something to consider or rasping yourself in between trims. They are all different....our lead mare needs trimming every 4 weeks, our youngest can easily go 8 weeks, our middle mare will start to chip on her fronts if too long, but will start to flare on the hinds.
        11-14-2009, 10:27 AM
    My weanling has a little flairing. We're on a 5-6 week schedule for the mare so he gets his done then as well. It looks better every time he comes out. Trims here are $25-$35 so you must be really broke!! Lol

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