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How do I know if my horse's feet are hurting?

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    08-06-2014, 01:39 PM
Laminitic horse on gravel (note how he reacts to the rocky section)
Same day in sand paddock. Still walking gingerly but much improved. (This is literally 5 minutes later)

Believe it or not this horse did NOT founder. But he was VERY sore. I would not expect your mare to react this strongly but even if she moves differently (like in the second video) it should be checked out.
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    08-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the tips!

She has to walk on concrete to get to her water, but since I am not the BO, I cannot change the way her paddock is.
    08-06-2014, 06:25 PM
Thanks, Yogiwick! Those were very helpful. I'm happy to say the first video was nothing like I was feeling. The second video ... she wasn't that short-strided, but I would say she was shorter strided than normal.
    08-06-2014, 11:24 PM
I am glad those videos helped. I was like wait I know exactly what to post lol!

Obviously you felt her more than saw her, but any of that gingerness in front is not good. If she is short strided the terrain may of just been too much, but I would have the farrier check her just in case (and if it continues/gets worse the vet too). She may need boots for that terrain or you could try to work her up to it (toughen her feet) or just shoe her but that doesn't sound necessary.

ETA-since you have boots and are trying to toughen her feet, maybe just carry them with you if needed or for beforehand if you know you're going to be riding on harder than usual surface.

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