Club foot and underrun heels
Well, my trainer/farrier has upped and poof'd just as soon as he was supposed to get my horses hooves done, so first week or so of February (next pay comes in then >.<) I'll be getting them done by someone else. I'm HOPEFULLY going to have a well-recommended guy come out, he fixed Loki's hooves before when his toe/heel was off. But if he really refuses I'm going to take them to the Amish who live maybe 10-15 minuets away from my pasture. Augf, horses x.O
Anyways, Sammy has a club-type hoof on his left side. I read that your supposed to let the flare grow out and trim it a little bit at a time. He had a regular hoof before, then his shoe tore off. No more regular hoof.
The flare is growing out on it's own, and the hoof appears to be evening out again. I've been keeping an eye on it. He shows no pain, unusual gait, or discomfort. He, honest to god, races (not runs, races) Loki when I call them up. He's more careful on boggy ground, but on drier days he can actually beat him. And he's at least 16 on top of it x.X
Red Man, on the other hand, has underrun heels on his front. I would have got it corrected earlier if it hadn't been for 'No no no, we'll do it on such-and-such date just after I get back from such-and-such place blablabla' -Ihatethisman-. Should a simple trim back of the toes and shoes correct this problem?
I want to make sure I know what to expect before I get the boys trimmed. I don't want to be standing there, agreeing like an idiot because the farrier tells me I really, really need to do one thing when in reality I should be doing something totally different. >.<
Wait! I'll fix it....