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    05-18-2011, 04:43 PM
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Im just wondering what I should do if my horses front feet are down on her pasterns? Ill get a picture of her feet tonight. Im just wondering what will improve her feet? Please give me some product examples if you need

Also... what is a quick way to get a horse fatter?

And... what products help hoof splits?

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    05-18-2011, 05:00 PM
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I like Farrier's Formula, this has helped my mare's hoof. She always seemed to have a split until I started using this. Good luck
    05-18-2011, 05:46 PM
Originally Posted by lifeisinhorses    
Im just wondering what I should do if my horses front feet are down on her pasterns?
I"m not sure what you mean by this. I'll hold off answering until I can see pictures.

If her pasterns are actually touching the ground, that's a degenerative disease known as DSLD and there's no cure.

Originally Posted by lifeisinhorses    
Im just wondering what will improve her feet? Please give me some product examples.
You should probably have a farrier assess her feet. He or she will be more knowledgeable about what's wrong with them.

Originally Posted by lifeisinhorses    
Also... what is a quick way to get a horse fatter?
You don't want a horse to gain weight too quickly, because they can get laminitis and founder from being fed too much, too fast.

Originally Posted by lifeisinhorses    
what products help hoof splits?
Are they just small cracks or actual splits? If they're really big, she's going to need a farrier to determine how best to handle them.

If they're just small cracks and chips, any hoof dressing should help. Rainmaker's good, but it's expensive.
    05-18-2011, 08:58 PM
For Pictures!!!!!!
    05-18-2011, 09:08 PM
Your horse's pasterns are on the longer side, but they aren't dropped which is good. Talking to a good farrier about establishing a better heel and angles would be beneficial.
Good feet come from the inside, so feeding a biotin supplement can help develop a healthier foot. Regarding cracks, it depends if the horse's foot is too dry or too moist - your farrier can tell you that and recommend treatment.
As for weight - it depends on what condition the horse is in now. Putting too much weight on an emaciated horse is very tricky, but if it's just a few pounds it shouldn't be too hard. What condition is the horse in now, and what's the feeding schedule (measured in weight, not volume)?

ETA - OP, please be careful of making too many threads on one topic - one thread will suffice. You can always add pictures further down the thread. I believe your duplicate thread has been removed.

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