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  • Farrier took to much sole off horse
  • Farriers take out to much sole

 
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    03-12-2012, 06:15 PM
  #11
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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 !
The farrier probably took out way too much sole. It can take a long time for the sole to re-grow enough thickness to crunch gravel.
     
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    03-12-2012, 06:37 PM
  #12
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Hi, yeah. I did speak to the farrier and he did say he was making her heel smaller and her toe wider and longer.
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    03-13-2012, 12:20 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by Lexiie    
Hi, yeah. I did speak to the farrier and he did say he was making her heel smaller and her toe wider and longer.
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... wth?
     
    03-13-2012, 12:29 PM
  #14
mls
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Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
After he trimmed her she was tender footed on rocks for about 4 months(found a barefoot trimmer and got her boots for riding) previously she had been 100% sound on any surface I took her over.
4 months = 16 (+/-) weeks. You didn't have your horse trimmed again in that time frame?
     
    03-13-2012, 12:41 PM
  #15
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Lexiie    
Hi, yeah. I did speak to the farrier and he did say he was making her heel smaller and her toe wider and longer.
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I can see making a heel lower (if that's what he meant by smaller). I've had to do that before. But a longer and wider toe? I'll grant that there are many situations I've never dealt with and many conditions I've never seen. Can't imagine feet so short and narrow that I'd have to widen and lengthen the toes (but not saying that it's impossibly to have that situation, just that I can't visualize it). But I'll never say that I've seen it all (I doubt anyone can)
     
    03-13-2012, 01:18 PM
  #16
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I thought my farrier had said that he was doing that to my horses feet at one time and I was so confused but then when I talked to him he said he was trying to FIX that on my horse. Could he have been trying to fix it?
     
    03-13-2012, 02:19 PM
  #17
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No. He's making her heel smaller by pulling it closer together.
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    03-13-2012, 02:20 PM
  #18
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She used to have round and decent.length feet. Now they're narrow and long and she's uncomfortable on pavement and rocks with.or without shoes
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    03-13-2012, 03:02 PM
  #19
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I wonder why he is doing that?
     
    03-13-2012, 05:55 PM
  #20
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Originally Posted by verona1016    
The farrier probably took out way too much sole. It can take a long time for the sole to re-grow enough thickness to crunch gravel.
4 months though ? My mare had her foot literally dug out in search of an abcess and it certainly didnt take 4 months.......
     

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