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        08-11-2013, 07:18 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Looks like your farrier did a trim as if he were going to shoe and not a barefoot trim. There's a lot that can still be taken back all around, especially at the toe. It also looks like he's got some deep sulcus thrush. His RF looks to be worse off than his LF. He also looks flat footed. Bringing the toe back should help him develop some natural concavity.
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        08-11-2013, 07:35 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Yeah I've been treating him for the thrush. It's pretty bad and ouchy.

    I will remind my farrier to take back more toe when he's done again. My farrier is coming back in 5 weeks to do my other gelding so I will just have this guy done again then.
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        09-15-2013, 06:53 PM
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    Green Broke
    Here's pix of his feet almost 6 weeks after the first trim in the OP. I only have side views. I will get better pix tomorrow. I know the toes can still be taken back alot but anything else you see would be awesome. :)

    Also- there is a bump in the middle of his hoof. You can see it in the side views. What might that be?

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        09-16-2013, 08:11 PM
      #14
    Trained
    And sole shots? Looks better but toe could still come back more. The lumpy bit may be when the feet were under a bit more stress, minor laminitic event, &/or due to mechanics. Above the lump, right at the top of the hoof, appears to be the angle the toe 'should' be growing at. So part of the treatment would be bevelling the toes back to relieve undue force & allow them to grow down well attached.

    Be good to see right after a trim too. I'd also have this horse on a short trim cycle, or you could rasp toes in between farrier visits, to keep them in shape.
         
        09-16-2013, 09:34 PM
      #15
    Foal
    To me these feet look very compromised. Much too low heel, too long toe, most likely negative palmar angle. If this is your horse, I would get down to studying natural hooves. Could this be one more victim of a Strasser trimmer? It seems to me this way. If yes, I would let that trimmer go asap.
         
        09-16-2013, 09:41 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by loosie    
    And sole shots? Looks better but toe could still come back more. The lumpy bit may be when the feet were under a bit more stress, minor laminitic event, &/or due to mechanics. Above the lump, right at the top of the hoof, appears to be the angle the toe 'should' be growing at. So part of the treatment would be bevelling the toes back to relieve undue force & allow them to grow down well attached.

    Be good to see right after a trim too. I'd also have this horse on a short trim cycle, or you could rasp toes in between farrier visits, to keep them in shape.
    He's on a 6 week cycle. This was right after a trim. The lumpy part just appeared and aren't in the last shots in the OP. He hasn't had a bout of laminitis, though. Could you explain more about what would cause that lump loosie? Also, do his feet look like he may have foundered? I k ow you of course can't tell 100% until X-rays are taken but I am just curious :)
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        09-16-2013, 09:44 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by horselover1    
    to me these feet look very compromised. Much too low heel, too long toe, most likely negative palmar angle. If this is your horse, I would get down to studying natural hooves. Could this be one more victim of a Strasser trimmer? It seems to me this way. If yes, I would let that trimmer go asap.
    I just got him in the beginning of August and before then his feet weren't trimmed in forever. This is my farriers second round with him and I knew his toes were still too long. My farrier can have a tendency to keep too much toe on. I will remind him to take more off next time.


    Also- his RF leg from knee down has been swollen since Friday. It is almost gone now and I don't think it could be related but maybe. He hasn't been lame though and no abnormal heat or tenderness. He's been fine.
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        09-16-2013, 10:20 PM
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    Trained
    I don't think he looks *obviously* too low in the heel, neg palmar, or laminitic at all from just those pics. Obviously with little to go on, they are not definite. The obvious thing is the distorted toe.

    He could be / have been suffering very mild, constant laminitis, that's a possibility. The lump just indicates where (it appears slight) stresses to the laminae have happened, be that dietary, mechanical, systemic or other upset... As you got him at the start of August, that may be the last ridge.
         

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