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        09-30-2013, 08:32 PM
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    Yearling
    my trim-what happened?

    She was trimmed 6 weeks ago by farrier and touched up by me 3 weeks ago. It's the ripple I'm concerned about. Only on the L/F inside, and a small bit on the outside. The R/F is fine.
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        09-30-2013, 08:59 PM
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    That couldnt possibly have just happened? It has to have been there for some time. Are you just now noticing it?
         
        09-30-2013, 10:20 PM
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    I think those are related to change in nutritional intake and / or injury to the coronet band. I think they can even be the result of an illness as well.
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        09-30-2013, 10:27 PM
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    There are lots of terms to describe the rings and ridges; systemic stress, grass rings, fever rings.

    That is not something that happened becasue of a trim a few weeks ago.

    There are many causes and so many opinions as to why, many opinions seem to relate to changes in Horses diet, lack of certain minerals and vitamins.

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        09-30-2013, 11:04 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    I noticed it a few days ago. 6 weeks ago we moved to a new barn, new pasture, new grain, minerals added. The change was done over a period of 10 days.

    I'm wondering injury too. She's never took an off step, I've ridden her and a teen has ridden her while I watched a few days ago.

    I feel sick.
         
        09-30-2013, 11:07 PM
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    Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches    
    I noticed it a few days ago. 6 weeks ago we moved to a new barn, new pasture, new grain, minerals added. The change was done over a period of 10 days.

    I'm wondering injury too. She's never took an off step, I've ridden her and a teen has ridden her while I watched a few days ago.

    I feel sick.
    Those rings are probably a years worth, no need to be sick over it, I do not think they are that bad........

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        09-30-2013, 11:17 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    Well, I was looking over her pics in the past and came across this one from about 16 weeks ago.

    Up until 6 weeks ago, I had a farrier who continuously left her high on the inside, insisting that she needed to be high on the inside to match his T-square. We don't have him anymore.
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        09-30-2013, 11:37 PM
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    Trained
    Hi,

    Can't tell you my opinion of the trim or anything, with the feet in sand, but as it's mostly on the quarters & the inside of the left(there is evidence of same thing but not as prominent on right), I'd say it's due to excess pressure/height at the quarters more so than just a metabolic upset - looks like very slightly more prominent rings at that level, indicating probably very minor 'upset'. It does appear she's had previous & frequent minor upsets there & the quality of hoof wall looks like nutrition may be an issue too.
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        10-01-2013, 08:08 AM
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    Yearling
    She was moved to a new place 6 weeks ago. Diet was changed over 10 day period. Sorry about the sand. There were black clouds on the way, and the cement platform is a long way. I wanted to get a pic of the bulge at the coronary, the heavy lines and the flair.

    Should I try relieving the quarters?

    Southern trails, it was probably a year's worth.
         
        10-01-2013, 07:14 PM
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    Trained
    Yes, the changes 6 weeks ago probably caused the stressed areas to become more prominent. Yes, I'd relieve the quarters further.
         

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