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Hooves chipping, how badly does he need a trim?

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        05-07-2012, 07:22 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Hi Arwen. You are a good person for noticing his need of care and trying to get it arranged for him...some people would not pay attention to such things, and just ride him when convenient for them and go on about their business! :0(

    Are you in a position where you would be able to (once his hoof issues are addressed, of course!) ride him every day, or at least get him out of his stall for a groom and some attention and then maybe a walk around the propery? Some free grazing time on lead? Something to get him out of his stall?

    If so, perhaps the owner would be willing to do a sort of "free lease" situation; making you his primary caregiver and "exerciser", which would give him a much better life, including some much needed DAILY exercise, and be watched over for things like when his feet need to be done, etc...and she can continue to keep him where he is boarded (for the moment) since you don't really have the space to take him on.

    At least if that were to happen, his life would improve. You could enjoy him, his owner could feel better knowing he was getting SOME of what he needs, and over time, perhaps a better situation could open up allowing him to have a far better option (a new boarding barn with turn-out pasture space available for him? Something?).

    Just some thoughts! Hoping the best for him and you all!

    Tammy ;0)
         
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        05-07-2012, 10:57 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Thanks Tammy, I can't help but care about this horse and try to help him, it just seems so frustrating sometimes. It's hard for me to get there every day, although I know that's what he needs. I guess I wasn't really prepared to do that, originally I just thought I would get to go there occasionally and ride him, which was great since I have no other horse to ride, and now I'm all involved in his care and thinking about him all the time. So anyway, that free lease thing sounds interesting, I guess I have to decide just how much I'm going to get involved and if I can manage to get there more often. At least I can start with trying to get his feet fixed!
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        05-09-2012, 10:43 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Well, good news, they plan to have a farrier come out there within a few weeks, yay! And they were able to move his stall so he gets some access to the outdoors!
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        05-09-2012, 11:26 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Glad to hear he will have some free roaming time. As for the farrier in a few weeks... well it's better than nothing, but he needs to be trimmed NOW, then again in a few weeks. That's one appointment short in "a few weeks". So when the farrier does come out, see if you can book another appointment right away for a four week check up. Three would be better just because he's behind, but I doubt they'd go for that, so try for the four.

    After the first three appointments, the farrier should know what kind of schedule the horse needs to stay up to date on trimming.
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        05-09-2012, 11:50 PM
      #15
    Trained
    ...& the owner will hopefully be present, or at least informed of his professional opinion of what's needed.
         
        05-10-2012, 05:02 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Thanks, I will try to get the follow up appointments when he comes. Thanks for the links!
         

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