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        05-19-2013, 01:47 PM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by Aesthetic    
    I've already had his feet trimmed, and he isn't sore until he gets in a . . I guess its a hard dirt with dirt chunks or rocks in it? I'm not sure if they are just dried dirt clumps or some rocks mixed in. I have been considering corrective shoeing. Vet and Farrier both say give him a go, he should be fine. Main reason they said was because he hasn't done anything his whole life, it won't be so hard on him since he hasn't been worn out.

    If dirt clumps are hurtin his feet he's probably too ouchie for barrel racing.. id like to see his feet if I could.

    Said he was clubbed? Or fine for barrel racing?

    If anything it would be harder on him- sittin around in pasture then goin to somethin hardcore like barrel racin is even harder on him and his feet. I would keep him in pasture or trailride that horse- definitely wouldnt be barrel racing him.
         
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        05-19-2013, 01:47 PM
      #12
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    Originally Posted by aforred    
    Well, she wasn't tender-footed. Her pain came from bone on bone contact.

    As long as his living situation isn't muddy, I don't see how pads would be hard on him. But I would make sure that it's sole pressure making him sore before I did anything else.
    Alright, I will probably will go check his soles. He moves fine with the soft tilled ground in out pasture and everything, but the arena dirt is always hard until dragged, that's where he was being sore. It's full of clumps and rocks. It gets muddy when it rains, of course.
         
        05-19-2013, 01:49 PM
      #13
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    Originally Posted by toto    
    if dirt clumps are hurtin his feet he's probably too ouchie for barrel racing.. id like to see his feet if I could.

    Said he was clubbed? Or fine for barrel racing?

    If anything it would be harder on him- sittin around in pasture then goin to somethin hardcore like barrel racin is even harder on him and his feet. I would keep him in pasture or trailride that horse- definitely wouldnt be barrel racing him.
    Vet and Farrier said he was clubbed and was okay to run on barrels. I'll pull him out and find some ground I can stand him on and take a few pics. Also I'm going to clean out what all he has in his feet and check his soles. He may be like my mare. Due to incorrect farrier care My mare's feet are extremely soft and sensitive. My gelding who is clubbed (whiskey) has only been done by someone who has never been a real farrier until a few days ago.
         
        05-19-2013, 01:59 PM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by Aesthetic    
    Vet and Farrier said he was clubbed and was okay to run on barrels. I'll pull him out and find some ground I can stand him on and take a few pics. Also I'm going to clean out what all he has in his feet and check his soles. He may be like my mare. Due to incorrect farrier care My mare's feet are extremely soft and sensitive. My gelding who is clubbed (whiskey) has only been done by someone who has never been a real farrier until a few days ago.

    Your farrier trimmed your mare too short? I don't know how the farrier coulda made your mares feet soft-- Unless he kept her in wet conditions?
         
        05-19-2013, 02:06 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by toto    
    your farrier trimmed your mare too short? I don't know how the farrier coulda made your mares feet soft-- Unless he kept her in wet conditions?
    No, we used to have a farrier a while back when we were new to horses who would slap a shoe and just squish her feet into a weird pointed shape. I never really watched him to notice it. She may have been kept in wet condition up north where she came from, I have no idea. When we got her, the old farrier messed her feet up disgustingly bad, she is just now after a year of a new farrier is finally getting her shape back.
    Her feet are terribly soft, I mean we have to pull shoes off since she is expecting a foal and her hooves are already chipping away. Now Whiskey's chip bad, which is what makes me think he may have soft feet. No where near my mares though, you can literally push the pad of my mares hoof down, and without shoes she is dead lame.
         
        05-21-2013, 07:00 PM
      #16
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    I went and lunged Whiskey so I can know whether or not to work him tonight. He didn't seem sore or limping, but he's short strided. It doesn't seem to bother him at all.

    I was told by my farrier a clubbed foot can result in short bone structure, which in his case he case he has a little short cannon bone. Would this short stride be caused from his cannon being short?
    I used a little thing that is used to measure heat in joints, and everything is normal. I cleaned his feet out.
    Once again, NO LIMP, but he is short strided. Could this just be him?
         
        05-21-2013, 07:16 PM
      #17
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    I have a mare with a clubbed foot. Its a grade 1, hardly noticeable unless your really looking!

    She does not have any soundness issues. I keep her barefoot. My farrier trims her according to her foot, and not how she "sound look" my vet has seen her and looked her over. And my trainer has worked with her and never had any issues. She will do whatever is asked of her and has not had any limitations on her training due to a physical issue.

    She is in training for barrels/poles/speed events. Ill see how far she can go. Her limitation would be due to the injury she suffered 8 months ago in her hock. Not due to her slightly clubbed hoof.

    Her sire is Illegal Runaway, dam is a money producing mare for the track. My made never made it to the track because her breeder likes more TB looking horses, she is built too thick for his liking. But perfect for me!
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        05-21-2013, 07:17 PM
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    Originally Posted by Aesthetic    
    I went and lunged Whiskey so I can know whether or not to work him tonight. He didn't seem sore or limping, but he's short strided. It doesn't seem to bother him at all.

    I was told by my farrier a clubbed foot can result in short bone structure, which in his case he case he has a little short cannon bone. Would this short stride be caused from his cannon being short?
    I used a little thing that is used to measure heat in joints, and everything is normal. I cleaned his feet out.
    Once again, NO LIMP, but he is short strided. Could this just be him?
    Lol, I don't know about 'short cannon bone' but a very upright cannon bone- with a very upright coffin bone makes more sense to me.. it can also happen with bad trimming.


    A horse with a choppy (short stride) from conformation faults and a horse that's short stridin because of ouchie clubbed feet are two different things.. id like to see a video just because.
         
        05-21-2013, 07:19 PM
      #19
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    Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
    I have a mare with a clubbed foot. Its a grade 1, hardly noticeable unless your really looking!

    She does not have any soundness issues. I keep her barefoot. My farrier trims her according to her foot, and not how she "sound look" my vet has seen her and looked her over. And my trainer has worked with her and never had any issues. She will do whatever is asked of her and has not had any limitations on her training due to a physical issue.

    She is in training for barrels/poles/speed events. Ill see how far she can go. Her limitation would be due to the injury she suffered 8 months ago in her hock. Not due to her slightly clubbed hoof.

    Her sire is Illegal Runaway, dam is a money producing mare for the track. My made never made it to the track because her breeder likes more TB looking horses, she is built too thick for his liking. But perfect for me!
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    This little gelding is 11 years old, and my farrier told me that it's about the time a clubbed footed horse breaks down. BUT. This gelding hasn't done a thing but some ranch work in his life, so he should be okay. I haven't had a clubbed foot as a fault before, and is your mare short strided?
         
        05-21-2013, 07:20 PM
      #20
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    My clubby mare has never been short strided AS LONG AS I keep her angles correct.
         

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