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    09-02-2013, 06:09 PM
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Foal
New horses hooves - how bad are they, honestly?

Ok, I just got this colt home yesterday. He is a 2 yo as of June this yr.
I am talking to some farriers in the area, and will have one of them out ASAP. I live in Tennessee, close to Shelbyville and it seems alot of the farriers cater to the Walking Horse way of shoeing, so I am trying to be careful of whom I use.

Anyways, horse seems a bit off to me. Not walking as smooth as he was when I first saw him. Idk if it is due solely to his feet, or if there are other issues w/ his leg(s). At any rate, I would love some opinions on how his feet look atm.

*Note: The only level clear ground on my land is the road, and I was doing this by myself. I tried to get good pics, but if you need more/better ones please ask. I did my best to get good pics, and not be one of those annoying ppl w/ awful shots. Also, I can't seem to rotate them, sorry :( *

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    09-02-2013, 06:15 PM
  #2
Foal
And the other three feet.....

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    09-02-2013, 06:20 PM
  #3
Foal
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    09-02-2013, 06:23 PM
  #4
Teen Forum Moderator
This horse has WAY too much heel and a clubby looking right rear hoof to start. I'm no expert though, so I can't really say a whole lot else.
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    09-02-2013, 06:55 PM
  #5
Foal
These look like an easy fix, but need a trim rather urgently. The Horse's Hoof maintains a trimmer list:
The Horse's Hoof: Professional Trimmers List

Heels and bars are way to high, probably toes too long (after heels have been lowered). Overall just way too tall hooves.

Best to get a good idea of how healthy barefoot hooves look like.
Examples are here:
The Horse's Hoof: Healthy Hoof
     
    09-02-2013, 07:03 PM
  #6
Super Moderator
Yep, desperately need trimming.
Another great site to see proper trimming for bare feet is Bare Foot Horse
Best if you get informed on the subject so you can filter good from bad farrier/ trimmer wise.
From what I hear from another member who's from your area, it's rather difficult to find a good one. And shame on the former owner's " farrier/boyfriend"........
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    09-02-2013, 07:24 PM
  #7
Foal
Yes, good farriers are hard to find in the area. We are so close to the 'big lick' walking horses that alot of farriers cater to that type of trimming/shoeing. :(

I was told his hooves were done a couple weeks ago.....lol. Her BF either didn't do them, or did a bad job. I have one recomendation for a farrier from a local vet's office(well recommended vet, from my experience the best in the area) , said he does most of their horses feet.....so I will probably be trying him first. Just have to see when he can fit me in......

He seems off on one of his back feet, when walking. Left hind, imo..... although I am no expert. I may try posting a video....
     
    09-02-2013, 08:41 PM
  #8
Started
PM me, and I will send you a trimmer's number. He is VERY nice, and VERY good, and if he cannot do your horse, he will recommend someone good who will. I will also tell you someone to NOT use!!!

Nancy
     
    09-02-2013, 09:41 PM
  #9
Yearling
The horse really really really needs a good trim. A good TWH farrier should know how to trim a horse . Tell him your friends are really afraid that you're going to trim my horse like a Walker. He'll probably laugh.

The R/F looks clubby as well. Sorry about the word. My horse came with an ultra club, and after a few trims, it was gone. I mean correctly gone. So I don't think it's going to be a big deal after a trim or two.

I would not worry about big lick farriers. I don't think big licks are allowed anymore. If they're a good farrier, they will have to working on a lot more types of horses.
     
    09-02-2013, 09:58 PM
  #10
Weanling
Looks like a horse that should have been done 4-6 weeks ago.
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