Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
4 - 2 - 4 shoeing
I had Hollywood shod yesterday. He's 10 years old and for the last 6 (which is as far back as I can trace) has had 4 shoes. Yesterday I wanted to try going barefoot on the back so I had him done that way. My thinking is that, since it's winter, I won't be riding quite as much, and with rain coming, the ground will be soft, giving him some time to acclimate.
This morning, when I went out to feed, he came up from the pasture and was dead lame on his back legs. When he was eating, he kept his weight off the left leg altogether.
I've never had a horse that was this sore after removing shoes as this poor guy is. I'm thinking that I had better call the farrier to get back out here and put some shoes on. Any thoughts on that?
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