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Shoeing to prevent lameness from previous injury

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    05-18-2013, 12:23 AM
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Foal
Shoeing to prevent lameness from previous injury

Does anyone have a lot of success or swear by some sort of shoeing to keep their horses sound after a tendon or ligament injury?

My gelding tore his L front suspensory out in pasture and is currently being rehabbed back to HOPEFULLY do some low level eventing and dressage. I have just learned there is a farrier who comes for another persons horses at my barn who have had similar and more severe injuries where a tendon was nearly severed. Her farrier specializes in lameness and uses soft pads and trims according to each horse's needs and they have both gone back to running barrels! My fear about keeping him and trying to do what I want to do is that he will constantly be on and off again because of this injury. The barrel racers swear that the special trim and shoeing is really the only reason her horses are able to race again. Right now my gelding is barefoot.

Anyone have opinions about this?
     
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    05-18-2013, 12:36 AM
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Trained
Patience. Most important thing. Slowly getting him back into work.
I keep seeing new research results on the subject in TheHorse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care | TheHorse.com. You'll have to sign up to access all articles, it's free and they have a huge library.

If you have him barefoot right now, good, provided it's not just the usual pasture trim. You want ease of breakover, above anything else, to not stretch that tendon while healing
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    05-19-2013, 11:51 AM
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Yearling
Show us the feet. Suspensory injury's MUST MUST MUST have short tight toes and short straight heels. In other words, a healthy hoof capsule with no distortion.

Can shoes help? Sure, done correctly they can give some solid support to the horse. Id always use pour in pads however. Do they make it necessarily better than barefoot? Depends on the horses foot and how sound he stays and how well the toe is kept in check by the farrier.
     
    05-19-2013, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
Show us the feet. Suspensory injury's MUST MUST MUST have short tight toes and short straight heels. In other words, a healthy hoof capsule with no distortion.

Can shoes help? Sure, done correctly they can give some solid support to the horse. Id always use pour in pads however. Do they make it necessarily better than barefoot? Depends on the horses foot and how sound he stays and how well the toe is kept in check by the farrier.
Thank you both for the replies. I did sign up at the Horse to have access to all of their articles.

Show you his feet? If I take pics of his hoof you can maybe tell me if it is being done well? I am not usually present when he gets trimmed because I am working when he comes in the mornings, but my trainer is there and always reminds him about his injury. I can take a few pics of his hoof next time I am out.
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