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        01-30-2013, 04:33 PM
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    Pictures? Is she lame? Are her feet bleeding? How short is TOO short? What are you seeing that has you so concerned? Without more information, it's difficult to be helpful.
         
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        01-30-2013, 04:45 PM
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        01-30-2013, 04:51 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Sharpie    
    Pictures? Is she lame? Are her feet bleeding? How short is TOO short? What are you seeing that has you so concerned? Without more information, it's difficult to be helpful.
    They are not bleeding But they are wearing shorter and shorter all the time. I do not own a camra(Not even a tv) they are about as long as my index finger. The horse is begining to calm down and eat and isnt pacing as much.
         
        01-30-2013, 04:53 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Iseul    
    SlideStop, she didn't trim her horse's feet, the horse wore them down. She pulled shoes and trimmed her -other- horse.

    First..could we get a picture? I'd love to see a horse who'll wear their feet down that bad.
    Second, I'd definitely put her in with your other horse, she should be much better that way.
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    I do not own a camra I don't even have a tv and there is no possible way to bring my other horse back, although she HAS calmed down and is not pacing as much just walks to the fence and back every few minutes and horray she is eating.
         
        01-30-2013, 04:57 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    where are you located??maybe some one here knows of a farrier that travels ad can come help?
    Please note that the horse has begun to calm down but I still need to find something to put on her hooves, I found an old pair of easy boots that fit better but stilll come off any suggestions as to what to do to hold them on?
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        01-30-2013, 05:01 PM
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    Weanling
    PLEASE note I didnt trim this horses feet and I only trimmed the other horse because the farrier wouldnt show. He actually just drove by my house and didnt stop AGAIN I have an old pair of easy boots that I can put on her but need to find something to hold them on any suggestions would be appritiated. Also I had a horse with this same condition(Trained by the same person who didnt know anything about horses and decided to buy colts and train them herself) And I broke this horse of several bad habits but he didnt wear his feet down like this one is.
         
        01-30-2013, 05:02 PM
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    I do not own a camra I don't even have a tv and there is no possible way to bring my other horse back, although she HAS calmed down and is not pacing as much just walks to the fence and back every few minutes and horray she is eating.
    that's good she is calming down.. I like the towel and duct tape Idea or even cardboard stacked and cut to the shape and duct tape. You'll have to reapply and Really need to find a Vet or farrier to come out
         
        01-30-2013, 05:03 PM
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    Originally Posted by Animallover707    
    Please note that the horse has begun to calm down but I still need to find something to put on her hooves, I found an old pair of easy boots that fit better but stilll come off any suggestions as to what to do to hold them on?
    Vet wrap? Lots of it or duct tape.
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        01-30-2013, 05:07 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Vet wrap? Lots of it or duct tape.
    Thanks for being so helpful, I called a vet he is a 2 and a half hour drive and refused to come out, he said to haul her to him but I cannot so im going to try to borrow a truck. The vet said unless it is bleeding there is no emergency and just to watch her closely. I am making a special feed for the horseBeat pulp soaked with camomile tea. This horse was underweight when she was given to me and the pacing is making it worse.
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        01-30-2013, 05:08 PM
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    So, her feet look pretty short, but she's not sore or lame at all? If she's comfortable, and not limping, holding her feet up, or having trouble walking, I really wouldn't worry too much about it, especially given that it sounds like she is calming down. If she is comfortable, then I doubt her feet are really "too short" even if they are shorter than you are used to seeing. Many Many horses are trimmed, even by professionals, and left with feet that are actually far too long for good foot health. These links may be helpful to show what I mean.

    Hoof shape
    Why Use the Wild Horse Model? (especially picture #6)

    Now, if she is acting like she is in pain or reluctant to move, then yes, some foot protection is in order!
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