How do his feet look?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

How do his feet look?

This is a discussion on How do his feet look? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How horse should put his feet

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-11-2011, 09:00 PM
  #1
Yearling
How do his feet look?

My horse Paradise is about 90 days off the track and we haven't done his feet yet during the month and a half he has been with us. The farrier pulled his shoes, the first week of January I think and he said that they had been done recently. The look to be in pretty good condition to me, just need a bit of a trim. I want to keep them looking good though and my dad will be trimming them, so what does he need to do to them? Are his heels alright? Frogs? Thanks for anyones help :)

P.S., sorry about the mud, snow's melting :)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 011.jpg (100.0 KB, 237 views)
File Type: jpg 010.jpg (99.3 KB, 234 views)
File Type: jpg 013.jpg (98.5 KB, 230 views)
File Type: jpg 014.jpg (100.2 KB, 234 views)
File Type: jpg 015.jpg (97.3 KB, 227 views)
File Type: jpg 031.jpg (96.8 KB, 228 views)
File Type: jpg 044.jpg (95.6 KB, 225 views)
File Type: jpg 051.jpg (78.8 KB, 229 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-11-2011, 10:25 PM
  #2
Trained
Has this horse foundered at all in the past? Those are some funky rings on his hooves. I can't give critique on the hooves since I'm still on the learning curve myself. I can say, if barefoot is working for him, don't let anyone convince you to put shoes on him!!! It caused me nothing but problems.
     
    02-11-2011, 10:46 PM
  #3
Yearling
Umm, I don't know if he has foundered or not. I don't know how he would have since he hasn't been turned out until I got him which was at the end of December and I don't think he would have foundered as a yearling if he had been turned out before racetraining. He seems to to fine barefoot, how would I know if he needed shoes or not? I wanted to put fronts on him just to be on the safe side but my dad just had the farrier pull them all.
     
    02-11-2011, 10:48 PM
  #4
Yearling
From what I can see, his heels look wayy to long and tall. Do you have any pics from the side and on flat ground? I want to see what his bulbs look like and his heels.
     
    02-11-2011, 11:06 PM
  #5
Yearling
Umm, I've got these two pix but they aren't very good. I can get some in the net day or two when I go see him again.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 038.jpg (98.1 KB, 212 views)
File Type: jpg 026.jpg (91.2 KB, 207 views)
     
    02-11-2011, 11:12 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Its hard to tell with the pictures you supplied. Can you take some more on a hard flat surface from the front, back, & sides.
     
    02-11-2011, 11:18 PM
  #7
Yearling
Yeah, I will try and get better pics in the next couple of days. Sorry about that :/.
     
    02-11-2011, 11:24 PM
  #8
Yearling
Just from what I can tell, his hooves are to tall and upright, but I need a better pick from the front, Sides and back also if you can take a pic of the sole but looking down so I can see the heel and ect
     
    02-12-2011, 02:09 AM
  #9
Yearling
Ok, I'll make a note to get those type of pix :)

Also, does anyone know of a good website that explains how to trim your own horses hooves? I cannot find a good farrier and so I need to learn. Thanx!
     
    02-12-2011, 10:21 AM
  #10
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by trIplEcrOwngIrl    
He seems to to fine barefoot, how would I know if he needed shoes or not? I wanted to put fronts on him just to be on the safe side but my dad just had the farrier pull them all.
Already answered the question. You said he is fine barefoot, so leave him that way. It's better for the horse's feet. He will get better traction, not worse, by being barefoot.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feet RedTree Horse Riding 1 03-07-2010 09:17 AM
Big Feet Spyder General Off Topic Discussion 43 05-29-2009 12:12 AM
Six Feet Under califcowgirl Movies, Music, and TV 5 10-29-2008 12:11 PM
How do these feet look? ChrissyBz Horse Health 4 03-29-2008 02:51 AM
feet..... Jr_lover Horse Talk 3 01-30-2008 05:59 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0