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post #1 of 7 Old 12-24-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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First really bad chipped hoof

Our ankle deep mud has become sharp frozen ground overnight. My mare nicked a big flap of hoof wall at some point this morning.

I have never done any thing major to her feet so am wondering if I should attempt to rasp or cut this flap off-realisticlly, I won't be able to get my farriwr until Thursday - and not sure something this minor is a good use of his time. Is there something straight forward I can try to remove the flap? If this seems within the realm of someone who is not a hoof expert, would appreciate specific instructions! Thanks for your suggestions

PS- if this is a must-get-the-farrier thing, I absolutely can and will.
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-24-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-24-2012, 12:29 PM
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Unless that picture is very misleading, that's nowhere near a major chip. Leave it alone. Horse will be fine until the next farrier appointment.
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-24-2012, 12:36 PM
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^^^ Agreed.
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-24-2012, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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OK, thanks, that's reassuring. This is the first time I've seen her with a chip if any sort (generally strong feet) so it freaked me out to see the flap like that.
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No worries. Trust me, it could be so much worse. Ask me how i know this. -_- Your farrier won't even comment on it when they're out, I'm sure.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-24-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Awww, Ricci, sorry to hear that- no fun, I'm sure! My girl's feet are far from perfect, but I forget how spoiled I am with her. She just needs regular trims and the occasional thrush treatment, and she's good to go. Hence my freaking out over something that's pretty minor in the grand scheme of things :)
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