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Help! bad split in my girls hoof

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        09-17-2013, 12:26 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    These are from today
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        09-17-2013, 01:17 AM
      #12
    Trained
    Again, better pics needed, sorry. See Patty's diagram & the link in my signature for tips on what is needed for good critique pics.

    I don't know what your farrier meant by 'high & tight' but if that excess heel height is what he wanted, I think he's mistaken. The feet are very long - both heels & toes long & forward. Don't know without seeing, but it may be that they can't be shortened much on the ground surface, but keeping them 'backed' into better balance would be a start. I don't know that a standard shoe is best in this situation - I'd want to get her in good balance without shoes first, then would consider a shoe to allow the damaged area to 'float' with no ground pressure.
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        09-17-2013, 01:54 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I had her shoes done on july 24th. Like I said before I have never used this fierier, my old fierier got to the point he was not dependable and would take weeks to get him to come out. This guy came highly recommended so I gave him a try. So she is not over due for a trim I don't think, we usually have them done in the summer 6 to 8 wks pending growth. Maybe I should just get someone else out to take a look at her. We don't have a lot of options over here unfortunately. Pretty small community and not to many people do corrective shoeing or any actually that I've been able to find. I got the name from my vet for the guy I just used . The one before was word of mouth.
         
        09-17-2013, 02:01 AM
      #14
    Trained
    OK, leaving them that long wouldn't help the farrier correct stuff - he'll be chasing his tail. I would have them trimmed at least around 5 weekly, until they're in shape at least. While 6-8 weeks is pretty normal & can suit some horses, for the most, this is too long, especially if the horse is shod or needs 'correcting'.

    Pics immediately after a trim are also better than pics of an old job.
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        09-18-2013, 12:29 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by loosie    
    OK, leaving them that long wouldn't help the farrier correct stuff - he'll be chasing his tail. I would have them trimmed at least around 5 weekly, until they're in shape at least. While 6-8 weeks is pretty normal & can suit some horses, for the most, this is too long, especially if the horse is shod or needs 'correcting'.

    Pics immediately after a trim are also better than pics of an old job.
    ill get him out this weekend then, thanx
         
        09-18-2013, 12:45 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    I like the advise to correct the foot barefoot first and then go back into shoes if needed. Let the foot "speak" to you this way with the help of a good barefoot trim.

    After seeing the newer picture I think what is said is probably true. There is a permanent disfigurement caused by the injury that is now being stressed by an incorrect hoof shape.

    BTW... It drives me crazy when a farrier doesn't make an appointment. I know sometimes they get behind schedule and can't make it but it gives us all a bad rep.

    Hope your girl is still feeling well!
         
        09-18-2013, 12:58 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Roux, she is doing great thanx. It doesn't seem to bother her at all. Kinda put a stop to her outings though and I don't think she likes that much . When we rode last weekend I pulled trailer in pasture and opened the door so the kids could load there horses and while I was getting my husbands mare, who im using now, she loaded herself she was just standing there like nope you are not leaving me this time lol poor girl..
         
        09-18-2013, 06:57 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Yes he did come out and look at her foot. He said we need to keep her "high and tight"
    we really need better pictures to further comment on what he is doing.
         
        09-19-2013, 01:54 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Patty- he is going to come out this weekend and see how it's looking, he said he'd trim her up if she needed. He also said he could fill the crack to keep it from catching and help keep it together if I wanted. My thing is should the crack be filled to keep it from splitting more or just let it go?

    Hopefully the rain will give me a break so I can attempt to get better pics.

    I've never seen anything like this and just kinda have been getting the huh weird from everyone around here so im truly at a loss...
         
        09-19-2013, 02:36 AM
      #20
    Trained
    Filling the crack won't keep it together. A brace across the face of it is what you use for that, assuming it's deemed appropriate - may not be where it is. Filling the crack will also risk further wall infection, unless the farrier is 1000% sure there is absolutely no infection in it at all & it is sealed so nothing can get in. If it's catching on stuff, it needs to be cut back to prevent/minimise this.
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