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        08-14-2013, 12:48 AM
    And btw, they make a rubber shoe insert just for casting on. Youbcan even fill it witb a pour in pad if you like. Google perfect hoof wear. Id link but im on
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        08-14-2013, 11:29 PM
    Green Broke
    Thank you for the replies! I took some pictures today.

    Left front.

    Right front.

    Left rear.

    Right rear.

    I apologize for the quality; she would barely let me pick up her feet.
        08-14-2013, 11:40 PM
    Have you ever seen Sigafoos? They might be worth a look. It's like a shoe that has this web material that gets glued onto the hoof.
        08-14-2013, 11:47 PM
    Green Broke
    I googled them. They look pretty cool. I'm going to talk to my farrier about some of these options; the sigafoos, casting, etc. Because those seem like lovely ideas. My farrier lives several hours away and unfortunately will not be able to make it to the barn for about a week. :/ I'm worried her hooves are just going to fall apart!

    Glue on something may be necessary. I mean, she has no hoof to nail anything to. What she does have is incredibly brittle.
        08-14-2013, 11:59 PM
    Perfect Hoof Wear and Perfect Hoof Wear Pro Series. The hoof wear of tomorrow, here today.

    The link to perfect hoof wear. You can use casting alone or with this insert. You can ride with the insert.
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        08-15-2013, 12:00 AM
    When I first saw those pictures I thought to myself, "it looks like a lot of false sole".

    That's what it looks like to me. A bunch of false sole jamming up into the corium causing bruising.
        08-15-2013, 12:02 AM
    Green Broke
    I have no clue what false sole is or what that even means. Explain please?
        08-15-2013, 12:05 AM
    It's the sole dead sole which normally exfoliates. But in the case of false sole it never exfoliated and just began packing itself onto the bottom of the hoof. When it begins to build up thick enough it puts pressure onto the internal structures of the hoof, causing bruising. It can get real thick too. There's some videos and pictures on the net showing just how much it can push up into the hoof causing extreme pain for the horse. I'll look for em.
        08-15-2013, 12:37 AM
    I'm not finding what I was thinking of. But if you google false sole and then click images....actually....... if you browse through those pictures you can see some decent examples of just how thick false sole can get.

    And if you watch this video...... jump forward to 4 minutes, you can see how having an excess of growth will cause jamming up into the sole. In this case she's showing an example of excessive overgrown bars.

    I can't know for sure from those pictures that's what's going on. But it's something to consider to possibly rule out or remedy.
        08-15-2013, 12:40 AM
    Wed need more pictures to see if there is false sole. I see a small grove around the frog tip but not enough to scream tons of false sole at me.

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