Ok guys! So I have already introduced my rescue mare, Heidi in another section but I have a question for you hoof experts and opinionates! :)
I have already called the lady who had her before, and got the whole story from the Sheriff's office who had confiscated her...
She is a 6 yr old 16.2 hand mare...maybe TB, cross or even SB cross? She had not had her feet done is approximately 1 whole year when they went and got her 2 weeks ago. Whichever farrier they chose trimmed her...a little short in my opinion but trimmed her nonetheless. Now I think the following problems could be from too "quick" of a trim to make her feet look "pretty" (does that make sense?)
She is fine on soft ground/grass...no wrong steps. As soon as you get on concrete or anything harder than grass she is short stepping and limping like crazy...and I mean painfully so! Moreso on the drive way area where we had to walk over the other day to get around some other horses but I blamed it on the rocks and such. As soon as she's off that...nothing. Not a limp, wrong step or whimper. She will not pick up her feet if I'm in the barn, she gets scared or hurts and tries to walk off to regain her balance (im guessing from lack of muscle and sore feet, etc.) I'm going to work with her on the grass be because I have to have her be able to pick ehr feet up since my farrier is coming out in 2 1/2weeks.
Does anyoen have any ideas what I could do to ease her pain? Or help harden her feet? We have her in the softest area for turnout but I think she may be causing herself to get more sore because she wants to be 'with' the other horses...not just 'near' them. The BO has mentioned that she paces the fence line and that has me worried with her over-working or overstressing herself. She is inside at night and she calms down in her stall when the horse across from ehr is inside too...she 'needs' other horses :)
I called my vet and she suggested putting venice turpentie on her soles. She has ad the normal soundess check and is fine with tendons, etc. So I really think its a 'foot' issue!
ANy help or advice is greatly appreciated!!!
If you need anymore info please don't hesitate to ask and I will answer to the best of my abilities!!