Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
hoof flare/WLD/seedy toe??????
I am starting a new thread since I wasn't sure if reviving the really old thread was the best thing to do....under Nolan hoof plates.
My percheron, that I adopted a year ago, has been battling hoof issues for the past year. It is seeming that her flaring is worsening. The gap between sole and hoof wall is stretching more despite my farrier shortening and rolling her toe. X-rays showed very thin sole, but no coffin bone rotation. She has little, if any collateral grooves and foot is very flat. My farrier put front shoes on her, at my request, to see if she would be more comfortable. She definitely was!!!!! No tip-toing or tripping. Happy to canter under saddle. However, she threw a shoe last week and is now miserable. I am going to pull the other today since farrier is not due out until 7/20. My farrier comes from over an hour away and is unable to come out for simple touch ups. In the past, I have tried to keep her toe rasped inbetween trims. This time I have a cast on my right hand making it very difficult.....though I will try today. I will also try and get some pics of her feet.
Has anyone used the Nolan Hoof Plates? Closest farrier that does them is over two hours away. If not, any suggestions on what I should be doing for my mare? Shoes helped her comfort, but does it make the WLD worse? Help!!!!