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    02-05-2012, 10:16 AM
Horse keeps cutting her pastern

I have a 3 year old who has cut her pastern 3 times now. We have replaced the water trough because we thought she was pawing in it but she came up with another cut. I want to stop this she has also pulled a shoe the only thing we can come up with is that she is hanging it in the fence. I have considered putting boots on her.
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    02-05-2012, 10:19 AM
Green Broke
What kind of fencing do you have & what is on the other side that she may want? Though they always want what's on the other side.
    02-05-2012, 10:26 AM
We have goats on the other side of the fence and the fence is page wire.
    02-05-2012, 11:22 AM
Sounds like she's messing with the fence. If you can't replace the fence, add a hot wire on her side to keep her away from it. Getting a shoe stuck in the fence can cause alot of problems.
    02-05-2012, 07:53 PM
Put electric fencing so she can't get caught up on the wire.
    02-12-2012, 03:28 AM
Yes, potentially very dangerous fencing for horses, especially if shod. I wouldn't be shoeing an immature horse anyway, but agree with others that an elec fence would probably be the cheapest & easiest solution. Otherwise is it possible she's overreaching & cutting herself with her back toes? Are they shod too?

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