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    09-16-2013, 12:19 AM
White Feet

My horse has four white feet, and has gotten his feet done three times in the 10 weeks I've had him and its getting very expensive. Is there any kind of supplement or something I can do to slow this down? I am new to horse ownership so the answer might be no.
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    09-16-2013, 12:55 AM
White feet don't have anything to do with growth or foot health. 3 times in the last 10 weeks seems excessive. Can we see pics of the hooves?
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    09-16-2013, 12:56 PM
White feet is just a color. Why is he being trimmed so much? Is your farrier the one suggesting you do this? Pictures would be nice. How were his feet when you got him? Does he have shoes or barefoot?
    09-16-2013, 01:17 PM
There are lots of supplements out there that you can feed to help encourage overall hoof health. What exactly is going on that the farrier has been out so often? That is very helpful to know.
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    09-16-2013, 01:25 PM
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Out every 3 or so weeks doesn't sound like too much to me. Then again, I have to trim my yearling every week or 2 at the most. Are you sure your farrier is trimming correctly? An imbalance can lead to the hoof running away and the flaring to go awry.

Can you post pictures of his feet? Are his feet being rehabbed? What's his current diet? Turnout? I personally would be glad for quick growing feet. If he were to ever founder or have something bad happen to his hooves, the new healthy hoof will grow in quicker and make for a faster recovery time. You could always invest in a rasp and have your farrier show you how to clean his feet up a bit to prolong trimmings to every 4-5 weeks.
    09-16-2013, 01:39 PM
I'm certain, as everyone has said, "white feet" doesn't effect hoof growth. Honestly, I'm unsure whether you mean that he has white on his legs (socks, stockings, etcetera) or if you mean he has natural colored hooves. Or both xD

Every three weeks sounds a bit excessive to me. My horse gets his done every six weeks...

Interested to hear what everyone else says.
    09-16-2013, 02:35 PM
I know a horse whose feet needs to be done every three weeks, they grow VERY quickly (she's also not ridden often and has shoes)
I have my mare done every two months, she's barefoot and we live in a rocky area and ride very often.

Like others have asked, is this your idea or your farriers? Definitely pictures!
    09-16-2013, 03:17 PM
It would seem a bit excessive to me. If you have to trim every 3 weeks, then
1) the horse has some sort of hoof problem
2) not enough hoof is being trimmed off
3) you are being ripped off.
If this is the farriers suggestion.. get another farrier. Have a Vet look at the horses hooves. I have never seen a horse that had to have trims every 3 weeks, .
    09-16-2013, 03:39 PM
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Horses on good grazing will often grow a lot more foot in peak grass times especially if they aren't doing anything to wear it down
I'm not sure how capable you are around a horses feet but maybe your farrier could organize you a file and teach you how to do them yourself in between his trims if they are growing a bit too much
    09-17-2013, 12:54 AM
Does your horse have some sort of problem with his hooves your farrier is trying to correct? I ask because we have been going through this with Whiskey- and he currently gets trimmed every 4 weeks. Maybe 5. It depends on how he looks when my farrier comes out to see him on the 4th week.

Drifter is also on a 5 week schedule. He can go 6 but his toes are already long by that point and by week 7 its downright scary.

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