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    08-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Worst hoof care I have ever seen!

I don't usually wander back to look at the horses in the back pastures where I board my horse, but there were two new foals back there today, so I decided to check them out. I was appalled when I saw the lack of hoof care given to one of the horses pastured with the babies. I do not know how anyone could let their horse get to this point. I do not know who owns this horse, but I talked with the barn owner, and he will be speaking to the owner about getting something done with this horse's feet. Am I the only one who is extremely shocked and upset by how neglected this horse's feet look?? The picture is a bit hard to see since the ground is the same color as the horse's hoof.
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    08-06-2012, 10:13 PM
Oh my god, poor bugger....
    08-06-2012, 11:12 PM
It is hard to understand how a boarding barn owner could allow a boarder to neglect that for so long. Well perhaps now something will get done. Good for you for speaking up.
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    08-06-2012, 11:25 PM
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Oh, that poor horse. Glad you brought that to attention & it will ge addressed.
    08-07-2012, 12:34 AM
Green Broke
OMG that is disgusting. How could someone so neglect their horse this way?
    08-07-2012, 12:39 AM
That horse is going to have problems for a long time. I hope they get right on this problem. I am guessing that the owner is clueless about how to take care of a horse.
    08-07-2012, 12:45 AM
Eek. Right in our contract with our boarders is the stipulation that feet, teeth and fecals will be addressed regularly, no compromises. This BO is clearly NOT touring the herd for health checks. Poor management.
    08-07-2012, 12:49 AM
^ Agreed!!
Amen to you for seeing this tragic neglect and for doing something about it/forcing the BO to do whatever necessary to not only inform himself/herself of the status of the horse's on his/her property, but to ensure that the "owner" of this horse initiates proper farrier care immediately. It hurts me just to look at the photo. You must have felt ill seeing those poor feet; & not on some horse on another person's property whom you have no knowledge of, but right there, where you ALSO board!!
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    08-07-2012, 12:50 AM
Good for you to bring it up!
    08-07-2012, 03:06 AM
That actually looks like the effects of selenium poison

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