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post #21 of 35 Old 08-07-2014, 06:17 PM
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Maybe you can arrange a day to have the vet and his farrier come out together so they can discuss what needs to be done.

Ya, pretty messed up still :( I've seen worse on this forum though.
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post #22 of 35 Old 08-07-2014, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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I agree. Harley has a lot of problems and it seems they keep getting worse. Its so frustrating.
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post #23 of 35 Old 08-08-2014, 11:47 AM
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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
I completely agree.
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post #24 of 35 Old 08-08-2014, 11:49 AM
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Rain shadow those are some really out of balance hooves. What part of the country are you in? Maybe I can recommend someone. PM me if you want.
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If anyone knows a good farrier in my area I'd love to know. My vet does too since he's about to fire the trimmer over Harley's hooves, (The farrier who did these hooves is the same my vet uses). The guy got back to me and told me that some soreness was normal when he fixed Harley's angles. He made them 45 degrees, both of them. Funny how Harley was sound up until this farrier touched him.

Harley toes in so bad, they can't need the same angle on both sides can they?

I'm honestly about to just try and figure out how to do them myself.
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post #26 of 35 Old 08-08-2014, 08:36 PM
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wooowwww.....This would be a horse I would apply casting to to get him temporarily comfortable. you can get a box of 10 o ebay for around 35 bucks shipped instead of 15 dollars a roll for the name brand equicast. If you can wrap vet wrap around a hoof, you can apply casting. there are tons of you tube videos on apply it. It should make him almost immediately comfortable. Id leave it on for 2 weeks or so and re access. Hope Patty can help you find someone competent. yoy may see if the vet can give you anything to help the horses comfort during trimming so the farrier can really focus and get this done right.
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I do not think this horse is sore because the feet are trimmed too short. In fact there is still plenty of hoof there to trim. So casting or booting will not help. He is likely sore because the feet are so out of balance, the angles changed incorrectly and his arthritis makes him especially fragile to any change. So the hoof balance needs to get fixed. Unfortunately there are no farriers I personally know of in the OP's area so I suggested a couple of other trim organizations to try for referrals and find someone at least better than this.
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post #28 of 35 Old 08-08-2014, 09:14 PM
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I missed that the horse was 90% better now after the vet came and got rid of the lump. yep ur right, likely arthritis issues. Those are some of the worst fetlocks I have seen still on a living horse in recent times.

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Harley's fetlocks are lovely aren't they? I could kill his previous owner.

I'm still searching for a farrier that will listen to me about him. I contacted one, and his first comment when I showed him pictures? "Well I can put weighted shoes on him to straighten those legs out." ERRRRRRRR

Is there any chance I can fix these myself? I'm willing to try.
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Those are some of the worst fetlocks I have seen still on a living horse in recent times.
Then THESE will make the OP feel better....boarder at my barn:
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