Pulled my boy's shoes tonight. - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 10-01-2013, 07:33 PM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 303
• Horses: 0
commonfish, I can so relate to a vast majority of what you've experienced and have done to try to resolve.

My farrier, though, did not agree that removing the shoe would be more advantageous at this time.

We have been using FF 2X and up to the last month, our farrier has said Chuck's feet (soles and hoof wall) have never looked so good.

Our vet has assured us his feed & forage is what he needs.

We have also been dealing with thrush which is now back under control... You wouldn't believe the routine I have to try to manage that... ;-P

Long/short, whomever talked about the wet potentially being a big part of this issue is right on. For us, it isn't just the actual rainfall. It is also how much dew there is on the grass and for how long each day. Like our vet says, 'welcome to Florida'. We moved here just under two years ago and throughout this time our horse has had to adjust to quite a bit. Luckily, this year we have ridden more than we ever have and our boy seems to thrive on that 'work'.

So, Chuck is back in shoes and we hope to be able to keep this set on.
wdblevin is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 12 Old 10-02-2013, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 187
• Horses: 1
Yes, the wet ground and mud makes a huge differance! If I could stall my guy I would, he never had problems until I switched him to pasture board a year ago. Unfortunately he weaves and gets quite unhappy in the stall. He's much healthier mentally in the pasture, and he's a much calmer ride too.
My farrier wants to try and grow out all the damage and nail holes before trying shoes again. Hopefully all will go well, or I'm going to be looking into alternatives.

While I'm logged on, what are y'all's thoughts on the different hoof boots? I'd mainly be looking for protection during training rides in a sand arena. Occasional rides out on grass (like, once every few months) and even less often some road walks.
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by commonfish; 10-02-2013 at 02:45 AM.
commonfish is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Farrier was out today - reset some shoes, set new shoes - thoughts? crimsonsky Hoof Care 8 05-14-2012 11:40 PM
Went to see the boy's tonight Hunterjumper7654 Horse Talk 1 12-07-2011 04:06 PM
We had forward tonight! Videos from jumping lesson tonight!! Klassic Superstar Horse Riding Critique 6 11-19-2011 01:02 PM
Get some bling on them shoes! *Buying a new pair of horse shoes.* myhorsesonador Horse Tack and Equipment 7 02-14-2011 01:25 PM
Just pulled his shoes off.. rocky pony Horse Health 8 08-14-2009 06:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome