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post #1 of 8 Old 07-23-2012, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-23-2012, 06:23 AM
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When is the farrier due out?
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Thursday-he was just out on the 19th sooooo. . . .last Thursday : )
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This is a week AFTER the farrier was out?!?! I was thinking "you can probably let that go as long as the farrier is scheduled to come out this week, or early next". What's going on here?
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He has some hoof wall seperation and the farrier is trying to get ahead of it so he "trimmed him short". Yesterday I was lunging him on the line and noticed he would bob his head everytime his front right him the ground and he looked pretty uncomfortable. I'm wondering if it could be that chip coming off that's causing all the pain since he's being trimmed shorter than he's been in months.
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He could just be sore from the short trim. The lesson horse I was riding last winter had his feet trimmed too much, and he was definitely sore (too sore to work!) for two weeks after. That was not good farrier work, though. (not to say your farrier isn't doing good work, but the farrier who trimmed that lesson horse was not)
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He has some hoof wall seperation and the farrier is trying to get ahead of it so he "trimmed him short". Yesterday I was lunging him on the line and noticed he would bob his head everytime his front right him the ground and he looked pretty uncomfortable. I'm wondering if it could be that chip coming off that's causing all the pain since he's being trimmed shorter than he's been in months.

This is exactly what Zulu had been doing. He had hoof wall seperation that started with a crack. And stuff was working itsway up there. The barefoot trimmer can and cut away the stuff that had seperated, and found what looks like the remains of a small abcess. So trimmed down as far as she could and we have him in an epsom salts diaper boot.

Lots of times such a crack is nothing. His hooves don't looks so bad to me, but if he's head bobbing, that's something else.
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Hey guys, apologies for not responding. Can't check it at work, have no real time in the mornings to; Thank heavens RandysWifey provided the information :)

His heel angle changed from his previous "stiletto heel height" that he has been having since at least October 2011 I believe. So he has shorter heels, no clue if they are kosher or under run, etc.

He did have the WLD/Seedy toe dug out and then he received the crack sometime within the past 3 or 4 days, right Amanda?

But I did receive an email from the farrier about coming out this Friday the 27th and will have to coordinate with RandysWifey to see if that works for her..

He IS bringing hoof boot loaners (about freaking time.)

His diet changed in the past 30 days. We have added loose salt since I don't think he had enough in his diet.

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As for tinyliny..

Yeah isn't it odd? I think it's just something we've been battling with for ages and finally we're addressing it. Amanda isn't going to do any tight groundwork with him so he can have some gentle time off and not over-stress that right front.. but exercise is good for him, as long as it's a little bit.

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Ya know, Amanda.. you could ring up Stott and get some advice from either him or his lovely wife about what we can do to help Sky feel better. It's totally up to you. You know I'll foot any bills that come up no questions asked (well.. nosey me DOES ask, but ya know what I mean :P :P)

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