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        03-16-2013, 05:56 PM
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    Foal
    question on hoof care

    I was told today a farrier scooped out the center around the frog of a horses hoof! Its the first time I have ever seen that done. Usually the hoof is trimmed and then filed. The horse is uncomfortable now. I was told she woukd be for a few days maybe weeks. Why would this be done???
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        03-16-2013, 06:12 PM
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    Foal
    Would love to get some feedback on this... :)
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        03-16-2013, 09:11 PM
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    Showing
    If your horse wasn't lame before the farrier came, it definitely shouldn't be after. The sulcus, the split between the heel bulbs can be cleaned out, carefully but that still shouldn't create a sore horse.
         
        03-17-2013, 12:53 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by honeyluv    
    I was told today a farrier scooped out the center around the frog of a horses hoof! Its the first time I have ever seen that done. Usually the hoof is trimmed and then filed. The horse is uncomfortable now. I was told she woukd be for a few days maybe weeks. Why would this be done???
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    I am not sure I understand your post. Do you mean he cleaned it or he trimmed it out? Did he not trim the hoof wall? Either way, like saddle said, if he wasn't uncomfy before,.....
         
        03-17-2013, 01:13 AM
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    Foal
    Is it possible that the part he 'scooped out' was infected with thrush?

    When we got our pony, she had bad feet that had only gotten rare, sporadic care for 3 years. Most of the ponies had feet that looked like elf shoes because they stuck out so far in front. She'd also been kept in a small paddock with several other ponies and had never been outside of that paddock. Her frogs were a mess. Our farrier showed me how to soak her feet before cleaning them so that I could work on them daily until they improved without hurting her good tissue. I was amazed at how much dead frog scrapped away after that first soak. Her frogs before and after looked completely different in shape and everything else. She was never sore after this was done though. She's got great feet now btw. =)

    I'm inexperienced and agree that your horse shouldn't be sore afterwards...but I'm wondering if the farrier was trying to remove infected, dead flesh and went too deep?
         
        03-17-2013, 09:51 AM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    If your horse wasn't lame before the farrier came, it definitely shouldn't be after. The sulcus, the split between the heel bulbs can be cleaned out, carefully but that still shouldn't create a sore horse.
    I think I need to find a new farrier!! I'm so upset! Honey has been thru a lot of B.S since I adopted her she has been in BLISS♥ the last thing I will let happen is someone cause her anymore pain :(
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        03-17-2013, 09:53 AM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by honeyluv    
    I think I need to find a new farrier!! I'm so upset! Honey has been thru a lot of B.S since I adopted her she has been in BLISS♥ the last thing I will let happen is someone cause her anymore pain :(
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        03-17-2013, 09:55 AM
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    He didn't just clean(pick) the hoof out he scraped it out.
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        03-17-2013, 09:58 AM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    If your horse wasn't lame before the farrier came, it definitely shouldn't be after. The sulcus, the split between the heel bulbs can be cleaned out, carefully but that still shouldn't create a sore horse.
    it wasn't just cleaned out he scraped it out? Apparently all the horses that see him, afterwards they aee sore! I think ill bring my own farrier into the boarding stable
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        03-17-2013, 01:03 PM
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    Originally Posted by honeyluv    
    He didn't just clean(pick) the hoof out he scraped it out.
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    Do you mean the frog or sole?
         

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