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post #11 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 10:12 AM
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If you cannot afford to shoe him you need to look very hard for a GOOD barefoot trimmer. They are out there.. I advise you to check in with this group on yahoo. They are rock solid on barefoot hoof care and can best advise you. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/barefoothorsecare/ Putting topicals on this will do absolutely no good at all. Getting the hoof trimmed to remove the pressure from causing further hoofwall damage will help.
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post #12 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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If you cannot afford to shoe him you need to look very hard for a GOOD barefoot trimmer. They are out there.. I advise you to check in with this group on yahoo. They are rock solid on barefoot hoof care and can best advise you. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/barefoothorsecare/ Putting topicals on this will do absolutely no good at all. Getting the hoof trimmed to remove the pressure from causing further hoofwall damage will help.
Thank! We are looking for a good farrier right now. Would putting vaseline on the hoof help? Or adding veg. oil to his diet? thanks ;)
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post #13 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 11:08 AM
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Thank! We are looking for a good farrier right now. Would putting vaseline on the hoof help? Or adding veg. oil to his diet? thanks ;)
Nope it will not
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post #14 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 11:28 AM
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The lady we bought him from did his hooves, and it has been about 4 weeks since his hooves got trimmed.. We really can't afford to shoe him so I am looking for advice that does things natural.. Like will putting vaseline on it help? Or adding veg. Oil to his diet? Thank you for all the reply's!
Did you consider the cost of owning a pony when you got him?? Part of that cost is vet bills, farrier bills, feed, hay, fencing, buckets, tack, blankets, etc,etc. Your post made me cringe. The pony needs corrective treatment. You are looking for a low maintenance pony. This is not it. Maybe you could sell him ro trade him? But keep in mind, if you trade him, you still have to care for the new one. IMHO you are not ready for ownership as of yet.
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post #15 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Did you consider the cost of owning a pony when you got him?? Part of that cost is vet bills, farrier bills, feed, hay, fencing, buckets, tack, blankets, etc,etc. Your post made me cringe. The pony needs corrective treatment. You are looking for a low maintenance pony. This is not it. Maybe you could sell him ro trade him? But keep in mind, if you trade him, you still have to care for the new one. IMHO you are not ready for ownership as of yet.
we have had horses for 10 yrs. and have never had to shoe any of our horses.. Our horses are very well taken care of, but we can't afford to do shoes.
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post #16 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 02:34 PM
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Everybody says that it's a club foot, to me it looks like he's just resting the foot. Could you put up another picture with the foot standing on a hard flat surface? Regardless if it's clubbed or not it seems to be growing out, and the newer hoofwall above it looks healthy.
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post #17 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Everybody says that it's a club foot, to me it looks like he's just resting the foot. Could you put up another picture with the foot standing on a hard flat surface? Regardless if it's clubbed or not it seems to be growing out, and the newer hoofwall above it looks healthy.
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Yes, he was resting his foot when the photo was taken. I will go and take some more photo's and post them tonight. thanks for the advice! All appreciated.
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post #18 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 06:04 PM
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I am going to be completely honest with you and my opinion.

If you cannot properly care for this horse you should have never gotten him. I am not sure what the costs of farrier is where you live but even a GOOD barefoot trimmer can be expensive. If you cannot properly take care of him sell him or give him away to someone who can. This horse does have a club foot. The angle is extremely steep. Horses resting their feet don't have a hoof like that unless it's clubbed.Take another picture of it with it flat on the ground and a picture of the other hoof as well as the bottom of the hoof.
Vasaline will do nothing for the horses hoof and veg. oil will only make him put on weight and make him shine but it won't help his hoof. You will need to get him some hoof supplements to help strengthen his hooves and I would get some type of hoof oil to help keep moisture in it. Make sure you clean out mud out of the crack as well. They have an antibacterial hoof oil

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post #19 of 43 Old 12-01-2011, 06:13 PM
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Thank! We are looking for a good farrier right now. Would putting vaseline on the hoof help? Or adding veg. Oil to his diet? Thanks ;)
No, applying topicals will not help. Good diet always helps. :) If there are "greebles" then a soak in Apple Cider Vinegar/water can be good. Just don't soak so much the hoof gets soft.

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post #20 of 43 Old 12-02-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to ad more photo's of his hoof at diffrent angles but don't know how.. How can I add more pics to this thread? thanks =)
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