Scary Night!

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Hoof Care

Scary Night!

This is a discussion on Scary Night! within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-04-2012, 03:26 AM
    Scary Night!

    When I went to the barn to feed tonight I really had to persuade my TB gelding in for his dinner...when he did come he could barely walk. Cue panic.

    It was dark in his stall so I couldn't see a lot, but I picked his feet out and palpated his rt front leg (the obvious problem leg). Nothing seemed too out of the ordinary, so I went home to grab a quick bite (and to grab the liniment) before returning to do a more thorough exam.

    I pulled (literally) him out of his stall and into the barn lights. Picking up his hoof again, I could clearly see the problem: he somehow partially pulled his shoe earlier in the day. The shoe (which still had all 6 nails in the wall) was pulled about a half an inch back. He has front clips, so when he stepped down on the newly placed shoe the clip embedded into his hoof wall. It was in there about 1/2'-3/4'. It was about 7:30pm, so I wasn't sure if I'd be dealing with the farrier or vet at this point.

    I called my farrier and he was awesome enough to come out free of charge and pull/reset the shoe. It did not bleed, and Monroe felt instant relief; he was 90% sound once the shoe was reset. We are on abscess watch, but since he didn't bleed my farrier is fairly confident he won't get one.

    My farrier has never seen this, so he could really only speculate on what to expect. It makes me wonder, has anyone on here had this happen? He has been doing this for 30+ years, so for him to say he's never seen it surprised me.

    It was a super scary night for me...Monroe is my baby (well, after my actual baby) and seeing him in pain killed me. I was ready to camp out in his stall all night holding his foot up.
    Sponsored Links
        12-04-2012, 03:38 AM
    Phew! Glad he's OK!
        12-04-2012, 03:55 AM
    I was barn sitting at my old barn while the owner was on vacation. One of her horses did the same thing, the shoe twisted and the clip was in the sole. The horse wouldn't put any weight on it at all, so I pulled the shoe while waiting for the farrier to arrive.
    The farrier put the shoe back on and the horse was totally fine.
        12-04-2012, 04:28 AM
    Green Broke
    I have seen it happen several times and the horse always showed extreme discomfort until the shoe was removed and fixed up, then there were no further problems.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    SCARY, SCARY moments at horse shows JumpersRule Horse Shows 20 04-23-2011 07:22 AM
    had a hard night of clubbing last night!! Salty_alydaR General Off Topic Discussion 9 09-29-2008 05:29 PM
    the scary scary arena :D jazzyrider Horse Training 19 02-27-2008 05:16 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:31 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0