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        08-05-2014, 02:12 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Rialto    
    If they really are that sore, I would get a vet out, as laminitis may be induced or aggravated by an overly invasive/aggressive trim.
    I am with rialto, I think you may have even more serious problems than I had/have with my horse's last trim. At least I know my horse's sole is intact, and I am concerned that yours might compromised. I am glad to hear of the location of the "leftover sole" though, because I was terrified P3 was trying to penetrate.
         
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        08-05-2014, 05:09 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    If a horse is THAT sore after a trim (rocking back and standing with forefeet pointed ) it is a red flag emergency. Which means vet. Now.
    And in the meantime until the vet gets there, you need to either get the horse into a really deep soft place like in a sall with a foot of bedding, or really deep soft sand, OR get thick padding duct taped on those feet and wrapped up. TONIGHT, not tomorrow.
    Continued pain from standing on hooves that were so incorrectly trimmed that the horse rocks back off them can set off chemicals from the pain that could turn into true laminitis and founder.

    The other possibility is the farrier arbitrarily whacked off so much heel that tendons are sore. Either way this must be dealt with TODAY before permanent damage is done.
         
        08-05-2014, 08:33 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Of course the one day I need to get home on time, my boss keeps me late! So no pictures. But the vet was out.

    Harley seems to be doing much better. He is very tender, even on just the grass, but he's not standing stretched out anymore. He's been booted and is acting a lot better.

    Vet believes that he had to much sole left over, and the rockering was done to aggressive. He took the little "rock" of sole extending over the hoof wall off himself, and right away he said Harley was walking a lot better. He compared it too trying to walk with a rock in your shoe.

    Star is still tripping a lot, but she's showing no signs of lamness. My vet thinks the rocker was done to severely.

    I'm off work tomorrow so pictures will come then.
         
        08-05-2014, 09:50 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Subbing to see the pics. Rain Shadow, you have the worst time with farriers. :(

    I think you should learn how to do it yourself.
         
        08-06-2014, 09:11 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Alright got pictures of Harley's fronts. After my vet took the "rock" of sole off he's been about 90% better. He's only a little limpy at the trot. He's walking fine. I haven't tried him on hard ground though. Just packed dirt.

    Discussing it with my vet, he believes that a huge part of Harley's issue is the farrier made both fronts the same exact angle, at 50 degrees. Harley toes in severely and he thinks this is making him uncomfortable. He of course said to take this with a grain of salt. He specializes in dentistry, not hooves.

    I'm going to rope someone into helping me take pictures of his backs, and then Star. Its hard to do alone!

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        08-06-2014, 11:00 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Wow, your guy has a lot going on. He looks positiively awful on those ankles, poor thing. Hope you can get it sorted out properly.
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        08-06-2014, 11:39 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    He has pretty bad fetlock arthritis. His previous owner broke him in at 15 months, never did anything about him being toed in, and then barrel raced him from 2 years old til he was 5, until he could barely walk. My vet was called to euthanize him, but he instead talked the owner into giving Harley to him, and then he gave Harley to me. Harley was on stall rest for 2 months, followed by another 4 months of pasture to stop limping.

    He's lived with me for the last 5 years and we just celebrated his 10th birthday.

    He can only be used as a walk/trot trail horse, but he has a forever home with me so long as he's pasture sound. If he can't walk comfortably I'll PTS but until then we do what we can.

    He's the main reason I fire farriers. Most farriers have no patience for him. He needs a very frequent breaks, but most farriers want to rush through the trim, and don't give him breaks. He's a total doll, as long as he gets his breaks. Keeping his fetlock bent on the stand is very uncomfortable with him.

    Don't get me started on how many farriers have told me they can "fix" his legs with these 500 dollar shoes. Yes, your shoeing ability is going to magically straighten a 10 year old horses legs, especially since the bone is crooked from the knee down.
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        08-07-2014, 07:40 AM
      #18
    Foal
    Well now I am rooting for you to find a good farrier even more! You and Harley deserve the best opportunities. What his po did to him was criminal. Broke at 15 months and racing at 2? Egads.
         
        08-07-2014, 07:59 AM
      #19
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rain Shadow    
    Alright got pictures of Harley's fronts. After my vet took the "rock" of sole off he's been about 90% better. He's only a little limpy at the trot. He's walking fine. I haven't tried him on hard ground though. Just packed dirt.

    Discussing it with my vet, he believes that a huge part of Harley's issue is the farrier made both fronts the same exact angle, at 50 degrees. Harley toes in severely and he thinks this is making him uncomfortable. He of course said to take this with a grain of salt. He specializes in dentistry, not hooves.

    I'm going to rope someone into helping me take pictures of his backs, and then Star. Its hard to do alone!

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    Man!!!!those are some messed up feet. And you say both a shoer and vet have been out too look over the horses?!
    Unbelievable
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        08-07-2014, 11:14 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Amigo: My vet is throwing a screaming fit about those hooves, since its his farrier that just did them. But the vet isn't hoof expert. He's able to do a basic trim, and he managed to trim a bit of sole off so Harley isn't lame, but short of that he can't help to much. Not his specialty at all.

    Harley is limpy again today. Not bad,but uncomfortable. I'm wondering if he's got an abscess forming somewhere. He's always struggled with abscesses.
         

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