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post #21 of 43 Old 12-02-2011, 06:07 PM
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post #22 of 43 Old 12-02-2011, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation My horses hoof photo

Here are some more pics of his hoof/legs-
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post #23 of 43 Old 12-02-2011, 06:47 PM
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It looks like the cracked hoof needs the heel taken down..the other heal is lower than the cracked hoof. This would cause an abcess due to being unbalanced. His hooves need work. My horse has very high heels and within two yrs of work they have lowered. I would find a good farrier. His hoof scored itself so it shouldn't travel upwards. It looks somewhat clubbed but not as bad as I thought it would be. They also make hoof glue to help seal the crack as it grows out.
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Post those pics on the barefoothorsecare group. They can walk you thru what needs to be done. Good pics.. Lots of heel needs to come off both hooves and tho I have never seen that "stuff" around the inside of the wall I am sure it needs to come off.. I'd do what those folks tell ya tho.. They are great.

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Oh one more thing it looks like the bars need to come down on that first shot of the underneath of the hoof. See how it's solid on one side and not on the other side and how the second shot the hoof isn't like that at all? That needs to be trimmed away and rebalanced. Within time his feet should be a lot healthier but you can tell the lady didn't know what she was doing. Hope for a successful recovery.
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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.
You've also probably not owned a horse with a club foot before - as your horse has a condition, it's not just going to be a cookie cutter approach that has worked for your other horses.
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post #27 of 43 Old 12-02-2011, 07:31 PM
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Agree that his hoof is clubbed, agree that it will be more intensive and expensive to keep him sound throughout his life, agree that the crack is likely left over from a fairly large abscess blowout a while back and will grow out with time.

One other thing that I would like to add, if he was resting his leg in that first picture, then he likely has some pain somewhere in that leg. I have never seen a sound, pain-free horse rest a front leg like they do a back one.

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Agree that his hoof is clubbed, agree that it will be more intensive and expensive to keep him sound throughout his life, agree that the crack is likely left over from a fairly large abscess blowout a while back and will grow out with time.

One other thing that I would like to add, if he was resting his leg in that first picture, then he likely has some pain somewhere in that leg. I have never seen a sound, pain-free horse rest a front leg like they do a back one.
oh, I never thought about it that way... But he was grazing and was in the middle of taking a step- Thanks for the great advice and tips!
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Now I am by FAR absolutely NOT an expert on clubbed feet, but I don't personally see the structure being that far off from "normal" if at all. However, you have some serious hoof care to do.

To the person that posted about the bars -- ya, well there is much more then just that.

To the OP -- if you have had horses for so long and they have been barefoot, where has the knowledge and care come from for the other horses? Why didn't the hoof scream out at you when you got the horse? To me, something isn't adding up here, but I am glad that you are going to research and get help for your new horse's feet. He will be a much happier soul with feet on proper angles without all that extra hoof!

Please give us updates and pics once you have found someone to trim those feet.
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I think a good trim would go a long way in fixing this horse as much as he can be fixed. The horizontal crack is actually your friend- it's keeping the vertical crack from climbing higher. Eventually, as others have said, that will grow out, so I would just keep it trimmed properly to keep any big chunks from breaking off.

The club foot, I dunno. I am not a professional farrier, but I see both front feet and pasterns as pretty steep. It may just be normal conformation for this particular horse. Even if it WAS a club foot, I am not convinced that fighting the horse's natural conformation is the way to go. It seems I read something one time that club feet are a compensation for problems higher up the leg, sometimes it can be the result of one leg being shorter than the other.

So, assuming you don't want to fight the horse's conformation and make him sore, all you can really do is keep him trimmed nicely to what his natural conformation is. I'm not saying the heels don't need to come down some, but the feet are overall pretty long. I just would not try to force him into "normal" angles because they may not be normal for this horse. Use the sole as a guide to what should be trimmed. Anything sticking out past the sole can be trimmed off. I wouldn't go any lower than the sole.

So my vote is to get him trimmed and treat him like a normal horse. (Just what I personally would do).
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