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    05-13-2012, 11:14 PM
Hoof Rehab

I may be acquiring a pony due to scenario of neglect in her previous home. She has majorly overgrown hooves. Can a regular farrier handle this or should I look for a specialist? I'm assuming it will be quite some time that it will take for her feet to get back to normal if even possible. Any ideas how long? I'm sure the farrier would have a good idea but I'm interested in hearing other's experiences. Thanks.
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    05-14-2012, 12:31 AM
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If the pony's only problem is excess hoof length, a farrier can work miracles in a trim or two. But my worry would be if he/she has laminitis in addition to excess hoof length. That is common in ponies and their feet may never be completely normal again.

So I guess it is a case of is it merely excess length or something worse? If you had pictures I'm sure everyone could give you a good idea of what you are dealing with.
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    05-14-2012, 05:05 PM
A good farrier should be able to get her back on the right path. The key word here is "good". Be careful who you select. Ask around and get some feedback to make sure you're getting someone who knows their stuff.

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