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    08-23-2010, 08:15 PM
Oh I just thought of something, when I first got her she was getting last years grass hay, and now she is getting this years hay and it does look diffrent definantly not the same. I know my boss has a mix of two diffrent types of grass hay growing and I think one has taken over the other. Its timothy and orcahrd grass I think... and I think the timothy has taken over. Could that cause the sudden lines to appear???
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    08-23-2010, 08:17 PM
I personally wouldn't change her feed so long as she is doing well on it, it obviously isn't hurting her. Diet change is just one of the reasons for those ridges and the reason I mentioned that is because it is the most common reason I see around here, especially on my customer horses that come off grass hay or strictly pasture and get put on alfalfa, they will generally start to grow out a very small ridge or dent in their hooves.
    08-23-2010, 08:19 PM
I should re-phrase its not that I dotn like barefoot, its just for cricket it would be hard. She has had shoes all her life, since she was broke to ride at three. So her feet are definantly ouchy even in the arena (but are arena isnt just sand, there are tons of little to medium sized rocks in there) so about the only non rocky place I could ride is the roundpen. And all the trails are just rough rough rough. I just think it would be really hard on her feet.
    08-23-2010, 08:27 PM
I don't think that she would really need to go barefoot if you can find a farrier who can get her feet looking better when he puts the shoes on.
    08-23-2010, 09:26 PM
Ya. Im going to have that other farrier come out and probably give him a try. Should I call him now or wait until its been 5 weeks?
    08-23-2010, 10:01 PM
I would probably wait. That way, you can avoid tearing her hooves up any more than necessary by putting new nail holes and more rasping and nipping. A few more weeks won't hurt her.
    08-23-2010, 11:00 PM
Ok that's what I was thinking. Thanks smrobs!

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