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post #21 of 24 Old 10-26-2012, 09:07 PM
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Courtney, if you do actually want more than vague guesses here, you need to give us enough info to give you any reasonable advice/opinions. Hoof & whole horse pictures(see the link in my signature), info on the horse's diet(specifics) & management(eg how frequently is he trimmed), environment, degree & length of time he's been lame...

Yes, abscesses generally make horses lame. Abscesses can come about as a result of accident - eg. Bashed foot when jumping or such - but are commonly one of the symptoms of unhealthy feet. That your horse's feet are overlong & flat sounds like he's foundered. That he is 'walking on his heel too much', assuming the vet knows her stuff, sounds like there may be a negative plane problem too.
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post #22 of 24 Old 10-26-2012, 09:17 PM
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alright ill get a new farrier. Thanks.
I'm not trying to be rude, but it might help us understand you better - how old are you(of course if you're over 20yo don't feel the need to be accurate!)? Are you new to horses? What's your experience level?

Especially keeping in mind your lack of info, afraid you'd be rather silly to take the word of someone (who's qualifications & experience you don't even know) blindly. Not saying what's been said is necessarily at all wrong, but I don't understand how you think we can seriously know anything definite about your farrier's skills from what you've given us.

Do your homework(links in signature will give you a start), provide us with necessary info if you want further advice, and take all opinions(including from forum strangers, vets or farriers, etc) with a chunk of salt. Learn enough that you can analyse what's being told to you so you can make more informed decisions, rather than blind faith.
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This is one of those conversations where little info is given, people start being blunt with the OP and then everything is magically fixed. Amazing how that happens.
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post #24 of 24 Old 10-26-2012, 11:31 PM
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^What a cynic, Alex!
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