Originally Posted by gypsygirl
was it muddy or something ? It seems really odd to me that her feet wouldnt grow out enough/ toughen up in 4 whole months !
It was nearly a year ago(I think it was in may) so I don't remember if it was particularly muddy or not, but how would it being muddy have anything to do with her being sore? If you are getting at thrush, she did not have thrush, I had the trimmer i'm using out 2 weeks after that farrier did her feet.
Originally Posted by its lbs not miles
It's not unheard of for a shod horse find it painful going unshod for awhile, but with time and proper trimming to get their feet in the right shape (if needed) they get over. I can't imagine what it must feel like having better blood flow starting from going unshod after being shod. I guess walking after your foot's "gone to sleep" would be close. But your horse was already unshod, so I can't account for why it would hurt. It would be horrible if the trim was deliberately done bad. Shoe trimming is not the same as unshod natural trim, but I wouldn't think the difference would cause pain in an obviously sound horse. Having never done a shoe trim I'm not qualified to make the comparison.
Did you look her feet over when she was having problems after the trim? Just wondered if there was something different you might have noticed in how her feet looked after the trim?
She had been barefoot for just over a year before he trimmed her. I did look at her feet and the only thing I noticed was that the bars(I think) were trimmed really short so she no longer had much of a crevice next to her frog when previously it was pretty deep. I did take some pictures 2 weeks after he trimmed her and you can see they are already looking over grown Bellas hooves pictures by Rachel1786 - Photobucket
With my old farrier she was going 8 weeks between trims, and I think she was at 8 or 9 weeks when the other farrier trimmed her. The pics are not great because I forgot my camera and had to use my touch screen phone which wasn't easy lol....I'd love to take pics of some of the horses hooves at the barn, some of them are cringe worthy!