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post #11 of 16 Old 05-22-2008, 05:45 AM
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My horse did the exact same thing when her hooves were trimmed but they weren't overtrimmed. It was just because she needed shoes.

You could always tell your farrier what happened and he'll take less off next time. Tbs have a tendency to have poor hooves so I suspect he will need shoes, especailly if he's flat footed.

I doubt he'll be ok by tomorrow - its likely that it will take weeks. You can try him and see, but its very unlikely. I know its disappointing, but its what's best for your horse.

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
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post #12 of 16 Old 05-22-2008, 06:56 AM
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yes, there is no way around it. He must be rested for a few weeks or until he isnt favouring that hoof anymore. To ride him would only put him in pain and im sure you don't want that

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post #13 of 16 Old 05-22-2008, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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The farrier said he didn't need shoes! We are only riding twice a week, and the owners (we don't own the horses, our neighbors do) don't think it is neccesary. Besides, for them it saves money Grrrr.....some people. Yeah, I'll try to stress the fact that he could use shoes. They have ten horses, and only one has shoes - only to correct a problem with his front feet, so his hind feet didn't need shoes. Their mindset is basically "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", which drives me insane in many cases. I say, "Yeah, but if it would help, DO IT!"

Sorry, I can't help it . I guess I'll just wait until his feet look fine and he isn't limping or favoring feet - not that I don't appreciate the advice, it just isn't very positive or uplifting for me. Thanks anyways, I'm sure everyone is happy to express their knowledge!

Oh, by the way, we don't have a baby-sitter for my little brothers', so we can't go on a trail ride anyways.

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His majestic snorting strikes terror.He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; Job 39:19...
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-26-2008, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, the pics are a little blurry, kinda hard to hold a horse's hoof (even a perfectly well behaved horse like Sambo) and try to take a picture of it. Be sure to read past the pictures, I have some good news!!






Okay, I am just ecstatic! The pics are from last thursday, the thursday before memorial day (yeah, I am too lazy to do the math). Today, we went for a trail ride, and we full blown galloped. He didn't trip, or limp. The only time he did limp was on gravel, hard-packed dirt, or rocky areas. He even did fine when we crossed a dried-up creek bed, complete with huge rocks. My mom and I even talked about setting up some jumps in one pasture. I did have to do the "cross over" the reins to talk him into slowing down, like the jokeys sometimes do. Boy, do I feel like I rode a racehorse or what!! ( If you havn't gotten the point yet, his feet are pretty much fine. He just needs to get over sensitive feet.)

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Hey, Good Stuff! Glad he's toughening up. Like you say, his feet are definitely flat; I dunno if his frog could be freed up more or not, but he has lots of toe callus and that's great. I don't see that the farrier trimmed him too short or dished out his toes too much. He was, like you say, just sensitive until he had a chance to work in his toe. I say, no worries.
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post #16 of 16 Old 05-26-2008, 11:54 PM
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The farrier said he didn't need shoes! We are only riding twice a week, and the owners (we don't own the horses, our neighbors do) don't think it is neccesary. Besides, for them it saves money Grrrr.....some people. Yeah, I'll try to stress the fact that he could use shoes. They have ten horses, and only one has shoes - only to correct a problem with his front feet, so his hind feet didn't need shoes. Their mindset is basically "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", which drives me insane in many cases. I say, "Yeah, but if it would help, DO IT!"

Sorry, I can't help it . I guess I'll just wait until his feet look fine and he isn't limping or favoring feet - not that I don't appreciate the advice, it just isn't very positive or uplifting for me. Thanks anyways, I'm sure everyone is happy to express their knowledge!

Oh, by the way, we don't have a baby-sitter for my little brothers', so we can't go on a trail ride anyways.
it never is positive and uplifting when we don't hear what we would like to. Chin up though. With just a little rest he should be fine. If they arent in heavy training for shows or something then a couple of weeks off shouldnt really be a big drama :)

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