I need opinions On shoing Sunny..

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    12-29-2013, 09:00 PM
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Exclamation I need opinions On shoing Sunny..

A new farrier is coming out Tuesday to trim Poncho and trim and Shoe Sunny. I am going to only get his back feet shod as that is what my vet recommended for him. I will try and post the video of where his back legs are a bit woobly.. I can not really explain it in text form. ( in the video it is alot worse then, compared to now -promise)
Anyways. Please watch the video and let me know if there is any way shoes can help..

The way that my vet said "If he sets the shoe out a bit it will help stabilize his leg a bit"

Sunny walking.. lol:).. and 0.0 his back legs.

AND I PROMISE HE HAS NOT BEEN WALKING THIS BAD RECENTLY.. I would get a video but I lost my camera charger:)
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    12-29-2013, 09:14 PM
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You can shoe only the fronts and not the rear.
I have never heard of shoeing the rear and not the fronts.
    12-29-2013, 09:23 PM
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My vet said it would be fine. I never heard it either and then he reccomended it.
    12-29-2013, 09:34 PM
I've heard of shoeing the rear and not shoeing the fronts. Generally for horses who are only being shod for reasons like this horse, or horses that have hock and stifle problems.
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    12-30-2013, 07:06 AM
Have you had a chiro vet or such to see him? What's wrong with him that he's 'wobbly'?? What's being done about it aside from shoeing?
    12-30-2013, 08:42 PM
You can shoe only the fronts and not the rear.
I have never heard of shoeing the rear and not the fronts.
You can do it. Sometimes when you shoe just the hinds though they begin to over reach and then you have to shoe the fronts to balance them out.
But I have done just the hinds on occasion. It was either for reining horses who needed little sliding plates on the hinds but were fine barefoot in front, OR for treating some hind end lameness or issues such as this.

One caveat do NOT allow the farrier to put "trailers" on the shoes. It is an old method of trying to get "support" on the outside of the foot but trailers are too"grabby" and can make his joints sore in a hurry. A simple shoe with the outside branch simply made and fit wider may help though.
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    12-31-2013, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Have you had a chiro vet or such to see him? What's wrong with him that he's 'wobbly'?? What's being done about it aside from shoeing?

I get paid again on the 7th and I am planning on having him get check by a chiropractor soon after. The closest I can find is 115$ just to come out an do an exam. :/ so I need to save up some money first lol:)
    12-31-2013, 05:13 PM
I am no bodyworker, but I'd be hesitant to 'stabilise' hooves without knowing what's going on 'upstairs', as that could put extra torque on other joints if his body needs to yield in this manner due to some injury or such. Of course it may well be a good move to shoe him for this, but I'd want to be sure.
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    12-31-2013, 09:22 PM
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Alright. We'll the farrier came out today. And made me walk sunny around . Trot walk back up ect.., to see how his legs moved and what not. He did say that he twists out and it is possible to fix. Though he did not do to much change in his hooves today, only leveled them and set one shoe out and you a bit because he drags that leg a bit. Also, this guy has a great reputation. I've asked about 4 different people about his services and been recommended to him by 2 others.

He also gave me a number to a great chiropractor for sunny, saying his back end is not level, one side is higher than the other and said that could be the cause of his leg dragging.

After we got shoes on I again, walked, trotted, and backed him. It's already more noticable that he is traveling better:) I'll try and get pictures tomorrow:)
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