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  • What to do when a horse is lame after being trimmed by the farrier
  • Horse lame after trimming should i ride

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    05-05-2013, 10:33 PM
  #11
Foal
Well, my mare came up lame this afternoon as well. I have left two angry voicemails on the farriers cell phone
     
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    05-06-2013, 06:54 AM
  #12
Trained
Paint Girl, got any pics? Sounds like you're right that it's farrier error & he trimmed too much... where abouts was the blood that he hit?? That tells me that he probably went so far he was out of the ballpark even! But it could be potentially not as it seems/sounds, so pics would help. At any rate, agree with others to pad those feet. Hopefully it won't take long for him to be paddock sound, but may take quite some time more to be comfortable being ridden without pads. I wouldn't ride at all until he's paddock sound without boots/pads.

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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
Yes. One adult XL will cover most hooves I've worked on.
What monster horses do you work with Paint?? Baby diapers are OK for most feet.
     
    05-06-2013, 03:10 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Paint Girl, got any pics? Sounds like you're right that it's farrier error & he trimmed too much... where abouts was the blood that he hit?? That tells me that he probably went so far he was out of the ballpark even! But it could be potentially not as it seems/sounds, so pics would help. At any rate, agree with others to pad those feet. Hopefully it won't take long for him to be paddock sound, but may take quite some time more to be comfortable being ridden without pads. I wouldn't ride at all until he's paddock sound without boots/pads.


What monster horses do you work with Paint?? Baby diapers are OK for most feet.
Sadly I don't have any pictures but the blood I think was towards the tip of his left front. I took both my horses to my normal farrier this morning, he agreed they were trimmed WAY to short. My neighbor, who was having his horses done as well, let my gelding go first because he could barely stand. He was thankfully able to put a full set of shoes on my gelding and he is so much better though I think still a little tender. My mare got shoes put on the front and she is doing well also.

Get this, while my horses were being done the other farrier called back (I was kind of surprised) and he said he would be willing to shoe them but they would need to be sedated. When I said they were having shoes put on he said 'that's good. Just stick with that farrier, I wont do your horses again because they wont stand' I laughed because my gelding was standing without being held or tied while having shoes put on for the first time ever. I told my normal farrier when I move I am kidnapping him and taking him with me.

Thank you all for your help!
     
    05-07-2013, 09:27 PM
  #14
Trained
Please tell your vet what this farrier did to your horses, would have been nice if you took photos of his "work" and what he said to you afterwards. No vet should recommend this person's work. If the vet doesn't seem interested or doesn't believe, change vets as well, he obviously went to the same school as the farrier.
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    05-08-2013, 01:55 PM
  #15
Foal
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Please tell your vet what this farrier did to your horses, would have been nice if you took photos of his "work" and what he said to you afterwards. No vet should recommend this person's work. If the vet doesn't seem interested or doesn't believe, change vets as well, he obviously went to the same school as the farrier.
I actually just got back from the vet. We stopped in to tell them and to get my gelding's medical record, I wasn't able to tell the vet directly, but me and my sister told the ladies up front about what happened and what he then told me over the phone, and they said they wont recommend him to anyone, and said they would pass it on. The only pictures I could get are after the shoes are on, and then I have one of my gelding all bandaged.

My dad also called the farrier back that evening. The farrier was trying to blame the horses, and my dad flat out said 'that black gelding stood perfectly still until you got to the third hoof. Then he started pulling away because he was in so much pain'. By the end of the conversation the farrier finally admitted it was his own fault for doing a bad job, and he is refunding our money. Gotta love dads :)
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