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    09-30-2013, 09:32 PM
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, 09:59 PM
That couldnt possibly have just happened? It has to have been there for some time. Are you just now noticing it?
    09-30-2013, 11:20 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, 11:27 PM

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.

    10-01-2013, 12:04 AM
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.
    10-01-2013, 12:07 AM
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........

    10-01-2013, 12:17 AM
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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    10-01-2013, 12:37 AM

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, 09:08 AM
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, 08:14 PM
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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