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    08-22-2010, 01:35 AM
  #11
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O ya she is completly sound, she has no problems. I can take some pics tomarow but she has shoes on so you wont really be able to see the wall. Gidget I agree with you, they are oddly shaped and ya, there just f'd up.
     
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    08-22-2010, 02:02 AM
  #12
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So another question, she just had her feet done. So should I have the farrier come back up and re-due them or do I just need to have someone else come and do them since they still look horrible? I am really thinking im just screwed, I think I made a bad bad decsion on buying her, dam dam dam it.
     
    08-22-2010, 03:06 AM
  #13
Weanling
If she is a nice horse who just has icky feet, I wouldn't say you made a bad choice. They really look like fixable bad feet to me. I would do some research about really good barefoot trimmers in your area, and make a plan for getting her feet rehabbed. I'm thinking you should definitely switch farriers if that looked okay to your current one. You may need to have her feet touched up every 3-4 weeks instead of six. The great thing about barefoot is that in 20 minutes once or twice a month, you can touch up the farrier's trim yoursef. That way your horse's feet stay a healthy length and you save money on extra farrier visits. Many horses do better with more frequent trimming.
     
    08-22-2010, 10:32 AM
  #14
Showing
RG, can you actually take some BIG pics of just a hoof itself (side, front and bottom)? While they look strange, they are so small on pics in your thread that it's pretty hard to tell what's wrong (if anything).
     
    08-22-2010, 12:37 PM
  #15
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Yes I will go down today and take some better just hoof pics. She has shoes on, so the bottom you wont really be able to see much as in you can't see the hoof wall.
     
    08-22-2010, 02:38 PM
  #16
Trained
Here's my opinion; While her feet appear longer than I would like, I don't think that is necessarily a reason to feel that you made a bad decision on buying her...I wouldn't be so quick to decide OMG I have to sell this horse it's terrible! Find a farrier who will start the process of rebalancing her feet. Also if she's totally sound, why on earth would you jump to the conclusion that she is so messed up you need to sell her? All horses have their flaws, but that doesn't mean they won't be useful for many many years to come.
     
    08-22-2010, 03:15 PM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by mom2pride    
Here's my opinion; While her feet appear longer than I would like, I don't think that is necessarily a reason to feel that you made a bad decision on buying her...I wouldn't be so quick to decide OMG I have to sell this horse it's terrible! Find a farrier who will start the process of rebalancing her feet. Also if she's totally sound, why on earth would you jump to the conclusion that she is so messed up you need to sell her? All horses have their flaws, but that doesn't mean they won't be useful for many many years to come.
Exactly!
     
    08-22-2010, 06:15 PM
  #18
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Well im afraid that she is going to be unsound shortly. She already has a hard lump on the inside of her cannon bone and im pretty sure its a slpint, but she's not unsound on it. I don't think its an old slpint I never noticed it before but then again I didnt notice alot of things.
     
    08-22-2010, 06:49 PM
  #19
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Ok so here is my attempt at hoof pics. First time I have ever done this so I don't think they turned out very good. But at least you can see how f'd uped her feet are. I was only able to get one picture of the bottom of her feet as my camera died. I also kinda don't remember what hoofs are which I labled them the best I think. Tomarow my boss's farrier is coming out and he is a really good farrier I think he is a natural balance type, but im going to have him look at her feet and decide what to do. I think once you see these pictures your going to understand why I am freaking out.
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    08-22-2010, 06:51 PM
  #20
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Here are some font views I was only able to get the front feet
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