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        05-21-2010, 01:01 AM
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    Personally, I wouldn't be riding him, but that's just me if it were Lacey. If it makes you feel any better, Lacey's hooves looked like this 9 months ago:

    And 6 months later, after I got a new really excellent farrier they look like this:

    So don't worry too much, it'll be reversible with a little work. *hugs*
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        05-21-2010, 01:03 AM
    His knees look normal to me. If anything, the long hooves are making it awkward to step and rough on his joints. If a vet hasn't backed up your farriers diagnosis, I would call it crap and forget about it. I will definitely get pics of Ice's feet tomorrow pre and post trim for comparison :)
        05-21-2010, 01:07 AM
    Thanks Wallaby. You're hooves look way better. I really hope Majors can be fixed also. It really upsets me that I'm working hard and trying to give my horse the best care possible only to find out I have been paying someone to destroy his very foundation.
        05-21-2010, 01:08 AM
    Yeah and don't worry about what *you* did to your horse. You did your best. When I got nico, he hadn't been touched by a farrier (or anyone else for that matter) for over a year. His feet were pretty long but you wouldn't know it now. Your boy will be just fine. Just get yourself a decent farrier who is willing to actually do his job and get the feet looking better.

    Ps I looked all over for a picture of nicos feet and realized every shot I have of him is an 'action' shot!
        05-21-2010, 01:10 AM
    Justsambam- no vet has ever backed up what the farrier said about his knees. I just took his word for it. I also took it for granted that his feet were being taken care of since I was forking out the money every six weeks. Stupid me.
        05-21-2010, 01:12 AM
    I wouldn't beat yourself up for it. We all do the best we can with the knowledge we're given! Its a good thing that you sense that something was wrong and are trying to correct it, and that's all you can ever do.
        05-21-2010, 01:16 AM
    Corinowalk- I'm sorry you and your horse had to go through it, but it does make me feel better that others have made that mistake and their horses have come out just fine. I do feel guilty though, especially since he has gotten sore several times this last couple of should have been a red flag, but I thought he was just kicking up his hills a little to much in the pasture (we just opened it). That should have been a red flag to me.
        05-21-2010, 01:19 AM
    I wouldn't beat yourself up for it. We all do the best we can with the knowledge we're given! Its a good thing that you sense that something was wrong and are trying to correct it, and that's all you can ever do.

    Thanks hun, I appreciate the support from all of you. I wish I had looked harder sooner though. I am ashamed to admit that this guy has shod my horse at least 4 times.....six weeks a part .
        05-21-2010, 01:27 AM
    Definately find yourself a new farrier. This one is not doing much for your horse. Your horses feet are not in terrible shape and I wouldn't be scared to ride him moderately. Get the new farrier out as soon as you can and get those feet done correctly.
        05-21-2010, 01:46 AM
    They definitely look long to me to. When I first started reading your post I was expecting the first shot to be the before shot, not the just finished being worked on shot.

    If you want to expand your knowledge about how your horses feet should look, you might try lurking on this forum for a while:

    Farriers Helping Horse Owners with Shoeing and Trimming Problems - The Farrier & Hoofcare Resource Center Forums

    Good luck!

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