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    06-10-2012, 06:23 PM
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Hoof critque

Something is wrong with Casey's front heels, whether they are under-run, contracted, etc., I am not sure. My farrier isn't doing anything about it (that I can tell), not to happy. Casey has been off on her left front, probably either from her arthritis, the hoof bruise, or her heels. Also, on her left front, she chipped her wall a little bit, so its growing back, but it is growing back really strangely... Anyone know what it is doing? I zoomed in on it in the last picture. These are not recent trim pictures from the farrier, although I will be gone for over two weeks and wont be able to get out the farrier for another 4 or so weeks, but anything I could do until she comes out would be appreciated. Thanks! Oh yes, and her outer wall and bars are a bit long. The pale/white hooves are fronts, grays backs.
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    06-10-2012, 06:27 PM
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More backs will be posted later, but heres one to get started.
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    06-10-2012, 09:10 PM
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Oh yes, I forgot a sole shot of the front so here it is. The computar is being insanely slow so I can't get the hind ones up yet.
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    06-14-2012, 09:35 PM
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Bump! I know there are lots of great farriers on here..
     
    06-14-2012, 10:47 PM
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Weanling
You said the photos do not present a recent trim. That said, the work appears reasonable. Bars could stand to be cleaned up. Heels might come back more. The chipping is minor damage at the quarter. Some or most of it will trim out next cycle. I don't see the need for the big 'mustang roll' but I guess that's what sells these days.

All and all, feet look to be in pretty good shape. Will they be that nice in 4 weeks. As always, it depends. Terrain, wear, use, etc.

Can't see a reason to be "not too happy" with your trimmer.

Cheers,
Mark
     
    06-14-2012, 10:58 PM
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Weanling
To my uneducated, unprofessional eye, she seems to have a fair amount of heel, otherwise, I don't see anything else worth noting. I mean, she could use a trim, but other than that I, personally, don't see anything.
     
    06-14-2012, 10:58 PM
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Foal
This illustration shows how the foot is out of A/P (anterior / posterior) balance . As you did mention arthritis ,the foot being forward of center of articulation could be the cause of your horses recent lameness .
As always it is hard to tell by a picture . It is always better to have it in your hand to make a better assessment. The Hooves do look like they are in good shape so I wouldn't go dogging cussing your farrier. Just a simple nice conversation and agreement and everyone involved is happy
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    06-14-2012, 11:20 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cotton    
This illustration shows how the foot is out of A/P (anterior / posterior) balance . As you did mention arthritis ,the foot being forward of center of articulation could be the cause of your horses recent lameness .
As always it is hard to tell by a picture . It is always better to have it in your hand to make a better assessment. The Hooves do look like they are in good shape so I wouldn't go dogging cussing your farrier. Just a simple nice conversation and agreement and everyone involved is happy
Okay, I'll play the devil's advocate.

I agree with your d/p assessment and chose not to mention it.

Guess why.

Cheers,
Mark
     
    06-14-2012, 11:21 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by Horseman56    
Okay, I'll play the devil's advocate.

I agree with your d/p assessment and chose not to mention it.

Guess why.

Cheers,
Mark
Gotcha !
     
    06-14-2012, 11:45 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cotton    
You can draw lines on a picture on the net.
     

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