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    06-11-2012, 11:38 AM
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Lileek's hooves.. what's your opinion?

Hey everyone... so I finally was able to get some pictures up of Lileek. This is her left front hoof, which out of the four is definitely the worst. I was wanting to know what you guys think of this? I am working with the farrier on getting them back to their normal shape, very slowly, but I was curious what everyone here would think of fixing her heels? You can't see it to well in the photo, but her heels are starting to curve inward... how would some of you go about fixing that aspect of the hoof?

So far all the hooves actually are doing better than they were before I took this photo. The sole has dried up a ton since I've been cleaning them regularly and she no longer has any thrush (though we're still battling this a little in her back hooves).

Anyways, let me know what you think. Thanks guys! :]

(sorry that they're not the best photos, but she didn't want to get up at that moment, plus the grass was to high anyway.)






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    06-11-2012, 11:55 AM
  #2
Foal
I'd say if you shortened the trim cycle from 6 months to 6 weeks, that'd make a vast improvement.

Is that rasp marks on the toe???
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    06-11-2012, 12:04 PM
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Yeah, we were just beginning, when I decided to take the photos. The owner definitely wasn't having anyone come out at all over the last few years... so they are way overgrown.
     
    06-11-2012, 12:09 PM
  #4
Foal
Any after pics?

To answer your original question, a lot of the distortion should have trimmed out. The hooks in the heels can be opened up "slightly" at an angle following the frog, but regular trims will lead to that straightening out.
     
    06-11-2012, 12:19 PM
  #5
Foal
Lol, I didn't get those for some reason... I will try and get them soon though.

MP.. that is something my farrier suggested as well, just little by little getting everything back to normal. At first I was wondering if we should have nipped the hooves a bit and then began rasping, but due to her state and the fact that she's been this way for awhile, the farrier said to go slowly and not make to many major changes right away...

Would you agree with this?
     
    06-11-2012, 12:23 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by BattleforLiberation    
lol, I didn't get those for some reason... I will try and get them soon though.

MP.. that is something my farrier suggested as well, just little by little getting everything back to normal. At first I was wondering if we should have nipped the hooves a bit and then began rasping, but due to her state and the fact that she's been this way for awhile, the farrier said to go slowly and not make to many major changes right away...

Would you agree with this?
?? I'm not sure I'm following you. I would have definitely nipped the hooves then rasped. Rasping that much growth would take forever. The slight rasp into the heels at the hook was the 'take your time' and allow to mostly work itself out deal. I'd trim the hooves as normal right from the get go.

I have the impression, they are maybe still quite long then??? Hope not. Heel will continue to suffer that way.
     
    06-11-2012, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BattleforLiberation    
This is her left front hoof, which out of the four is definitely the worst. I was wanting to know what you guys think of this?
I think it's a hoof looking for a farrier.

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I am working with the farrier on getting them back to their normal shape, very slowly...
Why 'slowly'? A competent farrier could trim that hoof to near normal in a few minutes.

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but I was curious what everyone here would think of fixing her heels? You can't see it to well in the photo, but her heels are starting to curve inward... how would some of you go about fixing that aspect of the hoof?
The heels are buckling because they are too long.

A pair of hoof nippers in competent hands would address your concerns in about 60 seconds.

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Anyways, let me know what you think. Thanks guys!
I think the photo suggests that someone started to address the overgrowth with a light touch of the rasp.

You don't cut down a tree with a pocket knife. You get a chainsaw and get-er-done.

Come back with the "after" photos.

Cheers,
Mark
     
    06-11-2012, 12:28 PM
  #8
Foal
Hmmm.. well maybe I should try a different farrier then? Get a second opinion perhaps. It does seem like a much better idea to nip and then rasp.. would the big change be alright for Lileek? There is a bit of hoof left for sure, it is far from being the correct length.. and we didn't even get to the back hooves.
     
    06-11-2012, 12:33 PM
  #9
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Originally Posted by BattleforLiberation    
Hmmm.. well maybe I should try a different farrier then? Get a second opinion perhaps. It does seem like a much better idea to nip and then rasp.. would the big change be alright for Lileek? There is a bit of hoof left for sure, it is far from being the correct length.. and we didn't even get to the back hooves.
Lileek would appreciate having all that over growth and "leverage" removed right away. The small change over time is addressing the heels curling only. Yes, I'd advise get someone to go ahead and trim the hooves properly.
     
    06-11-2012, 12:38 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by BattleforLiberation    
Hmmm.. well maybe I should try a different farrier then? Get a second opinion perhaps. It does seem like a much better idea to nip and then rasp.. would the big change be alright for Lileek? There is a bit of hoof left for sure, it is far from being the correct length.. and we didn't even get to the back hooves.
Battle, I'll be blunt.

If that photo is even close to the final work, you have not engaged a 'farrier'. You're working with someone who has no idea what they're doing. If they are charging you for this work, you're being taken to the proverbial cleaners.

Yes, in this case, a BIG change would be perfectly appropriate, perfectly safe, very fast and very easy to accomplish... IF the practitioner knows what they're doing.

You're about $45, a good farrier and thirty minutes (or less) away from having a horse with generally healthy, normal looking feet.

Cheers,
Mark
     

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