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  • Split hooves
  • Overgrown split horse's hoof

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    12-05-2011, 06:41 PM
  #11
Weanling
Agreed we're talking about horses here.
However, the word chosen was "animals".
I was merely pointing out the difference in what is okay between species... the idea should not be generalized.
     
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    12-05-2011, 07:31 PM
  #12
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I guess I'm the only one appalled by the burrs. I would be pretty upset if I saw that. Yes, they look to be at a good weight, but gee, the only way to get those horses de-burred would be to shave them!

I am not the type to stick my nose into anyone's business. I don't even turn in loose dogs (because the humane society up here tends to euthanize them). So I don't know if I would talk to the owners, but I would sure hope someone would. Maybe they can't keep up with the burrs. But I don't think the horses should be left like that either. What a nightmare.
No you're not. Those burrs can get to the skin surface & cause itching & sores. The ones in the ears are the most worrisome as pieces can fall into the ear canal.
They're not deadly but for sure not comfortable.
I'd like to thank the OP for taking the time to find answers & for the concern over these horses.

Regular grooming does not strip the coat of oils. It promotes blood circulation & helps to distribute oils evenly, both of which makes for a healthier coat & skin.
     
    12-05-2011, 07:50 PM
  #13
Yearling
The burrs, although they may cause some irritation to the horse, aren't really signs of abuse. I've cleaned out the forelock and tail of both my horses and the very next day it looked like I hadn't done anything. Burrs are probably one of the hardest things to deal with.

As others have said you want to look for overgrown hooves or horses being very thin.

Here is an example of what a healthy hoof should look like:


Here's an example of an overgrown hoof:
     
    12-05-2011, 08:08 PM
  #14
Banned
My gelding purposely gets into the burs I think. I clean them out of his mane 2 times a day at the very minimum. He will walk over, get them in his mane, and immediately come to the gate- like "hey! I need to be brushed!"

If something came up in my life, for example, I am having surgery next month, his mane and tail will probably have burs, and when I am healthy enough, I will probably spend hours with conditioner, MTG, a comb, and a horse.

If someone noticed that my horses had burs and knocked on my door, I would be very grateful for a little help brushing them out after a surgery or an illness.

Maybe knocking is a good idea... The worst that can happen is they'll be rude and send you away. And who cares? Its not like you'll lose friends over it... And maybe, you'll get an opportunity to help the horses with the burs
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    12-05-2011, 08:21 PM
  #15
Banned
That's not so much an overgrown hoof as a foundered hoof. Well, both. I've seen neglected hoof split and chip to this level and worse as often as I've seen the elf shoe develop.

     
    12-07-2011, 10:28 AM
  #16
Green Broke
Why not get rid of the burrs before they are on horses? When I bought my place I had them all over. I spent a lot of time getting rid of them but it's worth it.
     
    12-07-2011, 10:59 PM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by Arksly    
Here's an example of an overgrown hoof:
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubba13    
That's not so much an overgrown hoof as a foundered hoof. Well, both. I've seen neglected hoof split and chip to this level and worse as often as I've seen the elf shoe develop.

Thank you for posting these! It sounds like this issue isn't as clear cut as I first thought so I'm going to check those hooves next time I get over there (I don't have any clear pictures of them).

Here's one more picture.
     
    12-08-2011, 09:28 AM
  #18
Foal
The burrs are bad, but we don't know what the situation is. Should the OP be posting photos of someone else's horses on the internet? I wouldn't be happy if I found photos I didn't know about posted on the internet.
     
    12-08-2011, 10:14 AM
  #19
Green Broke
Anything within plain view of the public can be subject to having its picture taken.
     
    12-08-2011, 03:32 PM
  #20
Foal
My horse gets burrs in his mane like crazy but abuse is not taking care of them such as feeding, shelter,water,hoof care,or any cuts or wounds not being treated ......or hitting them ...but whoever hits their animals for fun are sick sick people I love to take a good wack at them !
     

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