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  • D ubbed off back toes horses
  • Does it take time for horse to get used of no shoes

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    01-31-2012, 01:54 PM
  #61
Yearling
The crack did not originate in the middle of the foot, it started at the bottom and grew upwards. It was pulled bigger in that middle area due to leverage and weakness. It started from the bottom of the hoof invading between the outer wall and waterline of the wall. It was not in the whiteline at all but the outer wall. It migrated with poor trims under the shoes and no treatment till it fissured open over time and with increasing infection, weakness and leverage of a too long toe. When the horse was reshod, the farrier tried to get the toe back by dubbing some of the toe off of the bottoms back into the good wall making it appear to not be present at the bottom. It was indeed present at the bottom until rasped away back into good wall.

Does this clarify enough? Its difficult to explain online without visual aids lol... It was a long term crack that progressed over time.
     
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    01-31-2012, 11:43 PM
  #62
Yearling
I thought you was out trinity. I'm out, this isn't heated enough for me anymore. Btw I thought you did a nice trim, never thought otherwise, just didn't like all the metal shoe negativity talk. Be safe out there and don't forget to charge plenty
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    02-01-2012, 12:10 AM
  #63
Yearling
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Originally Posted by GhostwindAppaloosa    
Almost every horse can go barefoot.. not every owner can. It may take her a few trims to settle in. Don't give up on her.
Mudpie's a complete tenderfoot and cannot go barefoot due to abuse that he endured about two and a half years ago. :\
     
    02-01-2012, 12:38 AM
  #64
Yearling
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
I thought you was out trinity. I'm out, this isn't heated enough for me anymore. Btw I thought you did a nice trim, never thought otherwise, just didn't like all the metal shoe negativity talk. Be safe out there and don't forget to charge plenty
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I just happened back in and thought I should clarify a little maybe on the conjecture about the crack. Not arguing anymore ;) I think we all just want sound healthy horses, metal shoes, rubber shoes, boots or barefoot. Im a middle of the road kinda person really. Don't really care what you want to put on the horses feet...just want to see a good job done by the pro's and educated choices made by owners, whatever they are.
     
    02-01-2012, 01:19 AM
  #65
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Originally Posted by mudpie    
Mudpie's a complete tenderfoot and cannot go barefoot due to abuse that he endured about two and a half years ago. :\
Curious. How does abuse have anything to do with being barefoot? I'm Puzzled.
     
    02-01-2012, 01:30 AM
  #66
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Kimmylikestojump    
Curious. How does abuse have anything to do with being barefoot? I'm Puzzled.
Oh... well, I call what they did abuse because it was my Mudpie. On top of the starvation, beating, etc. in the pack station, they ran him on rocky trails barefoot. At four years old (because he was tall) they put really... ahem... large people on him in that gosh darned ill-fitting saddle.

But anyway, back on subject, they never picked out any of their horse's feet (no, seriously. NEVER.) and ran Mudpie on rocky trails with no shoes for about three months and he went dead lame and was STILL used.

Not to mention the freaking FIVE other horses that they ultimately ended up killing! Poor Paladin was ridden to death... Tequila starved...

I will go no further into the subject because it gets me REALLY pissed off...

Buuuut... yeah.
     
    02-01-2012, 03:13 AM
  #67
Trained
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Originally Posted by mudpie    
Mudpie's a complete tenderfoot and cannot go barefoot due to abuse that he endured about two and a half years ago. :\
Hope he's got pads too then
     
    02-01-2012, 11:47 AM
  #68
Yearling
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Hope he's got pads too then
He has leather rim pads on the front(: Actually, since he's completely off work, we didn't put them on this time, but once he heals and we can ride again, he'll probably get them on again
     

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