My paint has very sore feet ... HELP!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Hoof Care

My paint has very sore feet ... HELP!

This is a discussion on My paint has very sore feet ... HELP! within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Sore feet after farrier
  • Paint feet horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-24-2012, 11:29 PM
  #1
Foal
My paint has very sore feet ... HELP!

We recently bought a beautiful Poco Bueno/Color Me Smart bred paint gelding. He is six years old. The woman that we had got him from stated that she had kept shoes on his front feet but that he had been without for around six months. She also stated that he would be sore for around a week after the farrier came out. My first thought "the farrier has no clue what they are doing if the horse is lame for a week" especially for a horse that has been getting shoes for three plus years. We don't have very rocky ground and my other horse is perfectly fine with no shoes so we decided to try and keep him barefoot. He had his first trim with my regular barefoot trimmer a week ago and he is still lame... I have no clue on what to do... She has never made my other horse lame. She did say that the farrier was keeping his hooves at an angle.. she described it as if he were walking on high heels... The lady that we bought him from have us this stuff that has acetone, iodine wormwood and some other stuff in it... its supposed to be painted on the bottoms of his hooves twice a day for a week and its supposed to help him get stronger. I am not sure where to go with this... We are thinking about getting a farrier out and getting shoes back on him.. maybe even pads... any thoughts would be extremely helpful!! Thanks
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-25-2012, 12:13 AM
  #2
Foal
Is he lame on grass and soft surfaces? When my horse first went barefoot after 15 years of shoes he was very sore on everything except grass. It took a while for his feet to get stronger, I did a lot of walking him on gravel and concrete, as advised by my trimmer, to help and now his feet are strong and he is doing great barefoot. Maybe your horse needs sometime to adjust? Hoof boots with pads might be helpful in making him more comfortable.
     
    06-25-2012, 02:46 AM
  #3
Trained
Hi,

Firstly, need some hoof pix(check my signature link) would be helpful, including more info - has he been lame since you've had him? How is he managed? What footing is he sore on, or is it everywhere? What's his diet & condition?

Making some guesses from what you have said... If he's always sore after a trim, *assuming* it is indeed a decent job, he could have 'low grade' laminitis. Especially if he's 'set up' on his toes &/or has a thin sole, that can make them more sensitive post trim.

He probably has weak heels & frogs & having recently had them reduced, they're under more pressure so are tender.

Especially as he's been shod consistently since very young, he's still only 6yo & has problems, I wouldn't be shoeing him until you can get his feet healthy. I would however consider that protection/support may be necessary to help get them there though. I'd consider hoof boots as the first option. I wouldn't bother with hardeners or other topicals.
     
    06-25-2012, 09:55 AM
  #4
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by loosie    
Hi,

Firstly, need some hoof pix(check my signature link) would be helpful, including more info - has he been lame since you've had him? How is he managed? What footing is he sore on, or is it everywhere? What's his diet & condition?

Making some guesses from what you have said... If he's always sore after a trim, *assuming* it is indeed a decent job, he could have 'low grade' laminitis. Especially if he's 'set up' on his toes &/or has a thin sole, that can make them more sensitive post trim.

He probably has weak heels & frogs & having recently had them reduced, they're under more pressure so are tender.

Especially as he's been shod consistently since very young, he's still only 6yo & has problems, I wouldn't be shoeing him until you can get his feet healthy. I would however consider that protection/support may be necessary to help get them there though. I'd consider hoof boots as the first option. I wouldn't bother with hardeners or other topicals.
WOW !
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-26-2012, 01:47 AM
  #5
Trained
I'm guessing by your 'wow' & reading other stuff you wrote cotton that you disagree with my *guesses*? I think sore after a trim is *generally* to do with farrier error &/or someone expecting a horse to go barefoot when they need added protection/support, but *assuming* it's not farrier error or such, I think what I suggested are valid possibilities(??)
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Could arena footing be causing sore feet?? bluesunhorse Hoof Care 8 06-17-2012 11:14 PM
Berts sudden sore feet hellpp WesternRider Hoof Care 1 04-25-2012 09:28 PM
Very sore feet- thrush- not sure what to do gothicangel69 Horse Health 8 10-19-2011 10:09 PM
Sore feet? PaintLover17 Horse Health 11 03-29-2011 01:54 PM
Poor Boy...sore feet devildogtigress Horse Health 2 09-04-2010 11:48 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0