Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Its a disservice and not helping your case of fixing anything to let a horse with limb problems go 8 weeks if this is the result of 8 weeks of growth. Those feet look 4 weeks overdue at LEAST no matter what the time frame actually is and are very distorted. The farrier may not be trimming enough off if they are this bad at 8 weeks. Those heels are crazy long and there are some serious balance issues that may affect her soundness. Im glad to hear you are getting X rays. A 8 yo, you cannot change joints other than to balance them as best possible.
By now, the farrier is going to be chasing his tail trying to correct overgrowth problems at this next shoeing like the distorted hoof capsule and long toe you have there from excessive overgrowth. I would put this horse on a 5 week cycle till those feet are in better shape. 6 weeks MAX.
Married to my One! 10-11-13 Steampunk style:)
Last edited by Trinity3205; 02-24-2013 at 12:34 PM.