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        07-18-2013, 12:15 PM
    Hoof question

    I know I just posted for a critique of a farrier's trim, but I have a question now. I'm getting a lot of chipping on the front left inside of the hoof. Maybe the inside quarter? Is this indicative of the bad trim? I made a comment about the chipping when the BM (her farrier did the work) walked by. She said it's common this time of year and that it's from being outside.

    Now, is this true?

    The ground here isn't hard because of all the rain we've had recently. It was much worse last summer with the drought and I don't think I really had any chipping at all. He isn't ridden on gravel, roads, or any other similar hard surface.
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        07-18-2013, 12:51 PM
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    This time of year with the flies I know I get a log more chipping then in the winter.
        07-18-2013, 02:26 PM
    I've really never had chipping before. Especially right after a trim. Maybe right before he needed a trim. That was my big indicator that it was time for a trim.
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        07-18-2013, 06:37 PM
    If that inside toe quarter isn't sticking out more than the rest of the hoof wall, I would say chipping is normal. The only way to reduce that chipping is to ask farrier to roll the edges. He should be doing that to begin with on a barefoot horse.
        07-18-2013, 07:15 PM
    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    This time of year with the flies I know I get a log more chipping then in the winter.
    Yes. All that stomping does take a cosmetic toll on the feet.
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        07-18-2013, 10:50 PM
    Can you post photos of his feet?
        07-18-2013, 11:58 PM
    I'll get pics of the chipping the next time I'm out for better analysis purposes.
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