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    12-12-2008, 12:42 PM
Feet not needing a trim

Okay quick background: my horse is not really mine but one I took on to try to sell for a barn owner in need. She is a 7 year old TB. Never raced, worked in an indoor arena most of her life. She had just had a trim when she came to me in June. I have had our farrier check her every time he comes. He says her feet don't need a trim. She is wearing them naturally and evenly. I put hoof dressing on every day. She is not sensitive at all, she walks on rocks, anything without any issue. She has never been even slightly off. I am wondering if I should give her a supplement to make them grow faster? My farriers says I am just lucky and he used to have a horse like that and I have no worries. She gets ridden in a sandy arena and sandy trails and for the most part. Anyone think I should just listen to my farrier and be happy I don't have to pay for trims?
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    12-12-2008, 12:49 PM
I think you should get a second opinion just to make sure. Unless they you are confident with what your farrier is saying. But you never know...some horses feet are just really strong!
    12-12-2008, 12:55 PM
Do you have some pictures you could post?
    12-12-2008, 01:00 PM
I have pics of her on another thread but no close ups of her feet, will have to get some. I totally trust my farrier he is the best one in our area and she is having no issues. But will try to get some pics
    12-12-2008, 01:05 PM
You can sort of see them here
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    12-12-2008, 01:08 PM
Can you get some good hoof shots from ground level front, back adnboth sides as well as solar shots from the heel looking toward the toe and from straight at the bottom??
    12-12-2008, 01:21 PM
Will get some more thanks !
    12-13-2008, 10:05 PM
There are a few horses that just rarely needed to be trimmed I had a brood mare that I didn't trim for about 14 years. But my horses are housed on 100's of acres and they have the chance to wear them down much more then if they were locked up in small paddocks.
    12-13-2008, 10:15 PM
She likes to run and gets ridden on trails a lot. Will get some pics, she needs a rasp, but not a trim
    12-13-2008, 11:04 PM
Your farrier could be right. I say "could" because I am not a professional and can not determine by pics if he is or not. We have a couple of horses who rarely need trims. One of them wears them down naturally and just occasionally needs a little "cleaning up" the other horse, her hooves just grow slowly. Very nice because I don't have to pay for trims often, but the one time she did hurt her foot/hoof it took FOREVER for it to grow out. I wouldn't worry about it if that is the case. Its just like humans hair or fingernails. Some grows faster than others, that's all.

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