Horse Lame from shoeing

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    01-28-2013, 10:11 PM
Horse Lame from shoeing

I was asked as a farrier in the Caribbean to remove a shoe from a horse that was laming. On removing the shoe found that the farrier filed the hoof close to the white line and drove the nail on the inside of the white line causing the horse to lame. I don't see anyway that I can put on the shoe without causing the horse the horse to lame. Not sure if I can re-shoe the horse. What do you recommend I do?
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    01-29-2013, 04:15 PM
Green Broke
In the U.S. That is called "Quicking a Horse".

Hopefully the professionals will come in, but from my life-long horse ownership point-of-view, if the horse is lame I would keep the horse barefoot until the hoof has a chance to heal and grow out.

I would also tell (not recommend, tell) the owner to stay off the horse until it's not lame anymore.

I would want the horse on dry ground and in a clean stall (box) until the healing process is well under way to prevent fungus or bacteria from getting in there.
    01-29-2013, 08:09 PM
Thanks very much. The horse is presently without the shoe but the owner is hoping that it could be shod because it is a race horse and he was was hoping to race it next month. He will have to keep it without the shoe until the hoof grows down a bit. How long do you think I should wait before attempting to shoe over the horse? I am going to try and get some pictures of the hoof tomorrow. Thanks again.
    01-29-2013, 09:04 PM
Green Broke
Pics would be great

As far as how long to wait - I hope the Professional trimmers & farriers come in and comment as we're talking a horse with a money-making job.

Were it one of my trail horses, and because I err on the conservative side in these matters, I would wait until I saw the nail hole grow out to the point where it could be trimmed off. That would be a whole lot more than a month; I'm sure there are faster options
    01-29-2013, 09:15 PM
Ok thanks will do

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