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    06-21-2013, 10:19 PM
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    06-22-2013, 06:34 PM
  #12
Yearling
I will have to do so when I have access to an actual computer.

The farrier emailed back. He said he didn't see any signs of white line when he was trimming, and it looks to be definitely from her hoof flare. Said it wasn't an emergency but he'd come out sooner if I wanted him to.

That bring said, next time I go out I'm still going to clean it up and get some better pictures. :)
     
    06-28-2013, 04:24 PM
  #13
Yearling
Sooo. I ended up making an appointment anyways, because I figured the sooner we do it the better. I'm glad I did.... For the last week the crack hadn't changed at all, and then I went out today and it was awful! I think I was right about the crack itself - it looks like it's a thin layer peeling back from the hoof rather than anything major.

I took a picture of the bottom of it, after I cleaned it relatively well (I also discovered that I have no idea where my good hoof pick was, so I was using my keys and a horse brush LOL. Better order a new one). The white line area is indeed a little sunken in... However, it is not crumbly or anything as far as I can tell - What do you think? *sigh*

Hopefully it isn't as bad as it looks.
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    06-28-2013, 07:45 PM
  #14
Weanling
For future reference, it's pretty easy to use a rider's rasp to roll the edges, which helps prevent cracking. The rider's rasp is pretty fool proof. That can help you in between farrier appointments.
     
    06-28-2013, 07:49 PM
  #15
Foal
Call the farrier, looks bad, and anyway it's good to call just in case
     
    06-28-2013, 08:02 PM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Viranh    
For future reference, it's pretty easy to use a rider's rasp to roll the edges, which helps prevent cracking. The rider's rasp is pretty fool proof. That can help you in between farrier appointments.
All the reviews I read were mediocre. I REALLY want one, but with those kinds of reviews I don't want to spend $35 bucks on one :( Maybe I'll get one anyways. I guess you can buy heavier rasp blades for it, if I understand correctly (the negative reviews all said it sucked at taking off hoof because the rasp blades were too fine). Maybe I'll suck it up and buy the rasp and heavier blades.
     
    06-28-2013, 08:08 PM
  #17
Weanling
You can accomplish the same thing with a regular rasp, but many people are not comfortable doing so. That's why I recommend the rider's rasp, because it's an easy way to learn how to do the roll without worrying about messing up. I don't imagine it's too good if you need to take a lot of hoof off. I don't use one on a regular basis, but I've played around with them, and they seem ok just for rolling the edge.
     
    06-28-2013, 10:22 PM
  #18
Started
That foot is in dire need of a trim. The wall is long and torquing.
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    06-28-2013, 11:14 PM
  #19
Showing
Ask the farrier for an old rasp and have him show you how to touch up the hooves. I hope you have good pics for us after he's been there. If your horse is a dork, put a twitch on her lip. It's the same idea as putting a tight elastic on your finger and the tip going numb. The difference with the horse tho is the endorphins flood his brain and he winds up stoned.
     



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