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        06-30-2008, 08:58 PM
    hooves: advice

    So I had a farrier look at Chloe today because I'm not happy with my current farrier.
    He just watched her walk up and down and pointed out her left hind swings under her body more than her right. He says it's probably leading to her back soreness and her uneven (width) front feet.
    He says he would put a wedge on it to help fix the problem.

    Anybody have some thought on this?
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        06-30-2008, 09:45 PM
    Can you post pictures of her hind feet? Maybe they are trimmed unevenly?
        06-30-2008, 09:54 PM
    I have not had a good experience with wedges. In my experience they are a short term solution that makes things worse in the long run.

    1st...I would post pics of the hind feet on here so we all can take a look.

    2nd...I would have a chiropractor out to look at her movement. She might need an adjustment.

    3rd...That might be natural movement for her. She might have a conformation defect that leads to that movement.

    I am actually trying to post xrays on here that depict my horse's experience with wedges. I have about 2 years of xrays that prove that wedges were only a short term solution and in the end almost foundered him. :(
        06-30-2008, 10:03 PM
    Sure, I'll get pictures of her feet as well as a confo shot tomorrow.

    Wedge that almost led to founder
    Founder is deffinately something I don't want my horse to get.
        07-01-2008, 07:38 AM
    Sometimes a single stroke of the rasp can fix that interfering, so I wouldn't jump to wedges right away (or ever, for me-how would you put a wedge on a barefoot horse? ) LOL

    I think the causes have pretty much been covered. I'd look for second opinion before prodceding and weigh all your options.

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