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post #51 of 64 Old 09-13-2013, 01:26 PM
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Pics after trim:

Left front:







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Front legs:

Hooves seem really healthy. They all look to be high on the inside. If you notice the horizontal lines, you'll see that they're bunched up on one side more than the other. The white hoof is really noticeable. On one of the hooves, it appears that the inside flares more than the outside, which should be the opposite. Inside walls are generally straighter than outside walls.

With the upright foot, my horse had the exact same thing. With following the live/sensitive/functional sole, and keeping a short cycle, 6 weeks or less, it solved itself in under a year. Her heel still grows faster on the left, and underruns on the right, but the short schedule keeps it in check, and now it's real hard to distinguish, her angles are off by 2 degrees, which is nothing. When I got her, it was an 8 degree difference. Just continuing proper trimming guided by the live sole let her correct herself.

I don't see anything that continued proper trimming would not fix. And careful supple-ing exercises to help him travel more even both ways
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post #52 of 64 Old 09-28-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Even tho I said no more videos, I just HAVE to post this one.....
I FINALLY was outside w/ my camera when Ali was feeling good and running his pasture.....this is how he moves. He does this daily, of his own accord (no encouragement, noise, whips, or other tactics from me) - I don't believe he would run this much, and this free, if he were in pain/discomfort.

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And now you know why you get that sideways look from people when you tell them you have a Arab.....Most people DO NOT appreciate that energy, and you cannot lunge them to get them tired, lol!

He is just beautiful!!

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post #54 of 64 Old 09-29-2013, 11:17 AM
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He's actually playing with her and would have appreciated a little hide-and-seek lol....such a happy camper now
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post #55 of 64 Old 09-29-2013, 12:35 PM
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Look at that happy boy move! You're going to have a figure-8 burned into your pasture if he keeps that up. :) He has put on a lot of weight and shine too! How are his attitude and training coming along? I can only imagine that a young healthy stallion who's finally getting good food and care might start feeling his oats a bit.

Huge improvement for only one trim, and it looks like he has basically strong, healthy feet IMO. Yeah, there are still some minor issues after the first trim, balance and the like, but considering how much the farrier had to take off already, I can and will easily chalk that up to not wanting to do too much at once and make him sore. It's no good to "correct" everything in one go if the horse's legs, ligaments, and muscles don't have time to adapt and you wind up causing pain, strain, or injury in the process. Better to be conservative and take it slow.
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post #56 of 64 Old 10-01-2013, 08:12 PM
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He walks like I do when I'm having really bad lower back pain.
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post #57 of 64 Old 10-10-2013, 04:51 PM
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The hooves look very healthy and solid. His angles are way to high especially in the rear. Take off the excess wall and slowly over time take those heels down and round the walls. They bwill look much better. Be sure not to take off too much at first or he can go lame from the sudden change. On a horse like that especially a young one like that I would bring his angles and the depth down over several months and several trimmings. He will slowly adjust to the changes and his tendons will lengthen out. Good Luck!
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^Binder you should have looked at the post trim pics. OP, how are they now - especially considering what he came from, I'd think he'd be well due for the next trim? How is the horse travelling?
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post #59 of 64 Old 10-15-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Farrier will be out next tuesday. I would have preferred he come this wk, or last wk, but he was unavailable. I will get pics after Ali is trimmed.
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Look at that happy boy move! You're going to have a figure-8 burned into your pasture if he keeps that up. :) He has put on a lot of weight and shine too! How are his attitude and training coming along? I can only imagine that a young healthy stallion who's finally getting good food and care might start feeling his oats a bit.

Huge improvement for only one trim, and it looks like he has basically strong, healthy feet IMO. Yeah, there are still some minor issues after the first trim, balance and the like, but considering how much the farrier had to take off already, I can and will easily chalk that up to not wanting to do too much at once and make him sore. It's no good to "correct" everything in one go if the horse's legs, ligaments, and muscles don't have time to adapt and you wind up causing pain, strain, or injury in the process. Better to be conservative and take it slow.
These are my thoughts exactly!

He doesn't look to be in any kind of pain judging by your last video of him running around.. he just travels odd at the walk.. like someone else said it almost looks like he's got something between his back legs that he's trying to avoid! Very well could be his "jewels" LMAO

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