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    08-15-2009, 05:04 PM
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Yearling
Hoof Tenderness help please?

My horse is barefoot, great feet. But on Thursday he was shod and we think she cut them a little too short. My trainer rode him Friday morning and said he was fine and I rode him in the late evening and he felt a little stiff. When I got off he had heat on all four of his hooves so I put an ice boot on the worst leg (I only have one front leg boot :/ talk about under prepared) This morning I brought him out again for a lesson and he was even more tender, it is especially bad on harder ground. I'm giving him the day off and hand walking him tomorrow to check for more tenderness. So far I have given him a gram of bute, iced his two front legs and rinsed cold water over all legs. I am wondering if there is anything else I can do, and how long it will last, what I should and shouldn't do etc. I am particularly concerned because he is trailering out on Thursday for a dressage clinic and he could be jumping on Wednesday. I am probably going to cancel his jumping clinic. I need advice on recovery time etc please help?
     
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    08-15-2009, 05:26 PM
  #2
Trained
Unless it is an awfull shoing job the only thing to do is wait for the hoof to grow out. You might also try Jim Rickens hoof ointment. It was developed for use on racehorses with the same problems as your horse. It causes the nerves in the sole of the foot to draw up a little releiving the pain. It is fairly inexpensive and widely availabe at least in Utah where I am. Is it possible that you have just been paying attention more and the shoeing has nothing to do with the lameness?
     
    08-15-2009, 06:42 PM
  #3
Yearling
Thank you I will look for that ointment. I am fairly sure that it was caused by the farrier...he is barefoot so he didn't get shoes. I was busy helping a kid with a horse so I couldn't watch my horse getting his feet clipped and my mom said she asked the farrier to even out the little nicks on the bottom of his feet (perfectly normal and healthy for barefoot horse) so that could have made the farrier cut them a little short. Thank you for the advise!
     
    08-15-2009, 10:39 PM
  #4
Trained
Huh? In your first post you said he was shod; now you say he isn't. Which is it? Some pics of his feet would help also.
     
    08-16-2009, 09:19 PM
  #5
Yearling
Oops sorry >_< my brain was all mixed up and stressed. I mean that his hooves were trimmed, no shoes were put on.
     
    08-16-2009, 09:39 PM
  #6
Yearling
I don't know what to tell you here because im confused myself.... all I can say are 2 things:

1- if there was a lot of trimming done, be careful working him. A large change in hoof length and angles can cause injuries like a bowed tendon

2- if you need the hoof to grow paint it with reducine, comes in a can looks like tar. It helps make the hoof grow faster
     
    08-16-2009, 10:13 PM
  #7
Trained
Can you post some pics? Side, front, bottom -- say maybe of the "worst" foot?
     
    08-17-2009, 08:58 PM
  #8
Trained
In my experience, if they're trimmed too short they wind up with sore soles/stone bruises or sore frogs, and it usually takes about 2 weeks to get back to more of less normal.
     

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