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        05-15-2013, 02:59 PM
      #31
    Yearling
    Those are interesting. Wonder how flexible they are compared to Ground Control horse shoes?
         
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        05-15-2013, 03:27 PM
      #32
    Foal
    This is an interesting question, I don't know that actually...
         
        05-15-2013, 03:57 PM
      #33
    Trained
    Indeed interesting.
    I've seen several types of plastic and rubber shoes, the more flexible ones being responsible for some really nasty broken out walls. In Europe trotter people use them, alone, or together with a thin aluminum shoe, again, nasty broken out walls. They are thinner, tho.
    I can see a " flexible" shoe attached with glue, not with nails. Flexible hoof and flexible shoe held together with rigid nails....I see trouble.

    I've looked at the founder shoe( of course lol), pretty close to what my farriers made for my mare, without the front bar and in metal.
    I will not comment on the two foundered and shod hooves shown ......
         
        05-15-2013, 04:12 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    My dressage trainer is a barefoot junkie that recently rehabbed a student's TB to go barefoot here in AZ, where footing is not always pleasant! He swears by turnout turnout turnout and easyboots when needed; for the TB, he actually used easyboots with comfort padding (you can buy squishy soles to make the boot more comfortable on different terrain). I really think a set of boots like this might be worth a try. You can always return or resell them!
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        05-15-2013, 04:29 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    DHW - I have not had that problem and we used Ground control shoes nailed on exclusively for our stage horses and then after on trail horses. The key was resetting them at 5 weeks for us and using bell boots or pour in padding as needed.
         
        05-15-2013, 08:50 PM
      #36
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
    DHW - I have not had that problem and we used Ground control shoes nailed on exclusively for our stage horses and then after on trail horses. The key was resetting them at 5 weeks for us and using bell boots or pour in padding as needed.
    I can see resetting them early and pour in padding help a great deal.
    They are probably more developed than they were when I saw them, it's been some time *sigh*
    The trotter folks...well, whole different story lol. They use them mainly as protection,for horses which race barefoot, not to correct or heal anything. Horse moving nice and straight, it works fine. Depending on the track surface, they consume a lot of them. But then again, they re-shoe weekly.
         
        05-15-2013, 09:06 PM
      #37
    Foal
    Well... I had to have the vet out today and my mare has lymphangitis, so her feet have become the least of her problems . Poor thing can never catch a break..
         
        05-15-2013, 09:31 PM
      #38
    Green Broke
    If she was worse with shoes then it should be obvious not to put them back on.

    Improvement when barefoot is a good start. Now as to what kind of barefoot, is what you need to figure out next. Boots? Pour in? Plastic shoes glued on? Id personally try boots with a packing material. If that doesnt work try the plastic or rubber shoes.

    As to the pics, wheras her feet do not look to bad, on the shots of the sole I am seeing a lot of excess hoof wall and white line stretching. That can be adding to her ouchie. Her hooves look uneven from the front and flared. Id try a different barefoot trimmer and work out a program of rehab trimming and booting.
         
        05-15-2013, 09:48 PM
      #39
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sehrlieb    
    Well... I had to have the vet out today and my mare has lymphangitis, so her feet have become the least of her problems . Poor thing can never catch a break..
    Another typical TB thing, unfortunately.
         

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