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post #1 of 28 Old 09-27-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Is this frog shedding

Or not being taken care of?

I just picked my horse up from 3 months of being at the trainers and his feet look like this. I didn't look at them when we picked him up at 10:30 last night.

When I was at the trainers a few weeks ago, it looked like his frog was "growing" up the back of his hoof. When I asked about it, he said he was shedding his frog and it was normal.

My son knows more about horses than I do and he said he has thrush very badly and no frog left on any of his feet.

If this is not normal, will it heal, will he go lame?
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post #2 of 28 Old 09-27-2012, 09:33 PM
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I can't tell if he has thrush but he is certainly overdue for a trim. A farrier can answer your question & make his feet right.
How long was he at the trainer's?
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He needs a good trim. Looks like alot of dead sole build up and his heels are way too long. It may take awhile to get his feet back to normal. I recommend a good farrier.
After looking at the pics again, yes he does have thrush or something and is affecting his heels as well. He has no frogs left to speak of. Hope he gets better soon.
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Since June. The trainer has been apprenticing as a farrier for the last 2 years. I paid him to trim them last week. My son trimmed him this morning.

I don't know if I should call the Vet of the farrier. My son just shapes them between trimmings, he's not a farrier.

The thing I'm really worried about is we picked up the 2 horses late last night because I sold the other one. He's on a carrier up North. I did not look at his feet before he left because I just paid the guy to trim them. I'm praying his feet don't look like this.
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I would try and get your money back that's for sure. Check out Pete Ramey hoof rehab. Look at some pictures and compare the difference.
This trim he needs would be for a skilled farrier. This is years of sole build up that hasn't shedded off naturally. The Farrier will also give something for the infection. I think calling the vet will just cost you more money then a farrier would charge.
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He was trimmed every 6 weeks when he was at home. He's only been gone since this past June.

My son bought Copper something and put on them.
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from the pics it looks like he has a thick sole, long bars & heel ( inch or so )
Just trying to help.
The last time I saw that was on a mare that wasn't trimmed by a farrier in years. After a farrier got to her she was fine and the thrush didn't do further damage.
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I'm going to have the farrier come out tomorrow if he can fit him in.

Thanks
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Since June. The trainer has been apprenticing as a farrier for the last 2 years. I paid him to trim them last week. My son trimmed him this morning.

I don't know if I should call the Vet of the farrier. My son just shapes them between trimmings, he's not a farrier.

The thing I'm really worried about is we picked up the 2 horses late last night because I sold the other one. He's on a carrier up North. I did not look at his feet before he left because I just paid the guy to trim them. I'm praying his feet don't look like this.
The trainer must be a poor student or a liar. I hope his training skills are better than his farrier skills.
Contact the buyers & give them a heads-up. I'm sure they'll understand.
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The trainer came highly recommended and has a waiting list. My Buckskin was green broken when he got him. We put a saddle on him tonight and when he saw it coming, his head and ears went up and he started "dancing". He's always been jumpy and that hasn't changed either. He does seem a little calmer but we haven't ridden him yet. I know you can't work miracles in 3 months with a hurricane in between but I decided not to keep him and get a dead broke horse. I sure can't sell him like this though.

I contacted the purchaser this morning when my son called me. I had no idea they were this bad though. I'm hoping that one is ok.

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