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  • One hoof growing in oddly
  • Odd hoof growth

 
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    12-20-2010, 10:26 AM
  #21
Weanling
My TB is bay and she has kinda stripy hooves. They are grey and white stripes.

So TBs hooves are weak? Lola's are ok now but what can I do to prevent them from cracking etc?
     
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    12-20-2010, 10:32 AM
  #22
Green Broke
That crack actually looks like an old coronet band injury to me which will cause the hoof to grow like that permanently. It's not unusual and shouldn't pose a problem as long as you have a good farrier. The location of the crack and abnormal hoof growth will mean that the hoof is slightly weaker in that area and if you plan on doing lateral work you may need shoes to support it.

As for the coloration, plenty of horses have hooves like that, nothing to worry about that's for sure!
     
    12-20-2010, 11:56 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by NordicJuniper    

His hooves crack because of his TB lines. TB's are notorious for weak hooves, he has almost no hoof wall and if he is shod he has to have special shoes with pads and clamps. But he does fine, no limping or lameness as long as he isn't ridden on gravel or super rocky surfaces.

This is not the case. I have mainly owned TBs and only experienced cracks when they first came to me. You cannot blame the breed of a horse with a crack like this.
     
    12-21-2010, 07:58 AM
  #24
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Originally Posted by sarahver    
That crack actually looks like an old coronet band injury to me which will cause the hoof to grow like that permanently. It's not unusual and shouldn't pose a problem as long as you have a good farrier. The location of the crack and abnormal hoof growth will mean that the hoof is slightly weaker in that area and if you plan on doing lateral work you may need shoes to support it.
I would not disagree with this.
Is there a scar there?
But even with a scar the crack can be controlled by the hoof being properly trimmed

In this case it looks to me to be more of an issue because of the nasty flare that has been allowed to continue putting pressure and causing the crack.
     
    12-21-2010, 08:53 PM
  #25
Weanling
Ok guys his was never a "help his hoof is cracked" thread. I didn't ask for help with that.

1. He is NOT my horse
2. I have NO say in his farrier work
3. I was ONLY posting pictures to show his hoof coloration

If he was my horse and I had a say in what could or couldn't happen to him I would then ask for suggestions, because he is not mine, I no longer ride him and he is being given to a new home there is nothing I can do. So please stop posting about it as it was never a question in the first place.

Makes me hate posting here because when someone posts about ONE certain thing people have to go on and on about something completely different.

It could be from an old injury, there is no scar that I know of. My friend didn't get him until he was 18 years old, he is 21 now and he was abused before she got him. We don't know a solid report of his past.

Oh and sorry for assuming it was because of his breed, almost every single Thoroughbred in my area has hoof problems...so I just assumed plus the farrier said it was an issue with bloodlines and breeding. And as you can see by looking at his other hooves he has regular farrier work, only that one hoof is abnormal in growth. But we have never put shoes on to try and correct it because it doesn't bother him and he throws his shoes after about a week of having them.
     
    12-21-2010, 09:59 PM
  #26
Green Broke
Oops, sorry. I guess I didn't read your OP properly and was distracted by some of the other posts along the way. Didn't mean to offend at all.
     
    12-21-2010, 10:15 PM
  #27
Weanling
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Originally Posted by sarahver    
Oops, sorry. I guess I didn't read your OP properly and was distracted by some of the other posts along the way. Didn't mean to offend at all.
Oh no I didn't mean your post. I mean the people that just come on here and don't post anything that has to do with what I originally posted about and just assume that it is their need to tell the poster what is wrong with their post.

Junior is going to a semi retirement home where he will only be doing trail riding and light arena work. Not sure what his new owners will decide to do for him. Anything concerning him is out of my hands though.

It only bothers me when people assume he is my horse and go about telling me what I need to do and blah blah blah, suggestions are fine but only when asked for in my opinion.
     
    12-22-2010, 12:36 AM
  #28
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Why would you not post pics of 3 hooves then? I don't understand the need to post a bunch of pics and then complain when there is an obvious problem shown.

I understand it is not your horse, but it is distressing that you say the horse is no longer in heavy work.
You have to understand that we do not make comments to try to be mean, but we make the comments because we care about horses.
     
    12-22-2010, 12:41 AM
  #29
Weanling
He hasn't been in heavy work since the crack occured...not sure why you assumed he was. Just because I said he is going to a light work only home doesn't mean he was in heavy work before, just means he is going to another home where he will have light work.

Also in case you failed to notice I posted TWO pictures! One picture of the front set and one picture of the back set. It wasn't like I took four individual pictures of each hoof. So your idea of a bunch of pictures must be completely different than mine, two pictures is not alot...

I am curious as to what you expect to resolve by posting about a problem I already know about but one that I can do nothing to fix? I am aware his hoof is cracked but since he is not my horse which you say you understand then what is the point of hounding me about the problem? If I could do something about it I would but I CAN'T!

I care about horses just as much as you guys do, but it would be like you looking at a neighbors horse with a cracked hoof, because it is not your horse you can't fix it just like I can't fix his...

I only get defensive because I am sick of being told what I need to do on a horse that isn't mine therefore I can't do anything.
     
    12-22-2010, 12:53 AM
  #30
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It was this comment that made me think he was in heavy work

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Originally Posted by NordicJuniper    
He is going into retirement now anyway :] So his hard riding days are over, he is looking for a nice trail/light riding home now.
And I apologize, you did address his hoof problem in your first post, I did not think that you did, I missed that.


As he was not your horse I would have been really clear to say that in the first post. It is not my fault that I don't know you and have no idea whether he is your horse or not. If you don't say, and post a pic of a horse with a problem, I am going to tell you that, as you are posting pics about colors while there is a massive problem, I am going to assume.
     

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