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        02-14-2011, 02:40 AM

    Sara, yeah, I usually don't look at threads that already have a heap of replies, as I imagine it's all been said already, and I waste too much time on this forum anyway! Re swelling, sorry missed that bit, only skimmed the replies. But after rereading, possibly odema, sprain, strain....

    Originally Posted by bntnail    
    Photo posted w/ description would make me think founder w/ high degree of rotation (poss 20+ deg). Maintain sole depth and remove heel, just not so much as to overload DDFT. Sounds as if your doing fine.
    Glad that was your thoughts, because that was basically mine too. Why I included it was because it all looked quite obvious to me(I know can't gauge specific measurements without rads), yet master farrier(had dealings with other horses from that one too) and vet both had very different opinions.

    As for "farriers being bad", that wasn't the statement.I wanted examples of bad things farriers do. Troll hasn't been fed.
    OK, maybe misunderstood, but this pic was an illustration of the farrier's trim style - high heels, dump toes, thin sole, pare frog.... yada, yada. So I don't get what your troll wants on the menu??

    It was mentioned that the coffin bone should have a flat plane w/ the ground. On average it generally runs from 0-2 deg positive. Try putting a club foot at zero.
    Agreed. Even if *ideally* that hoof on that horse needed to be 0 degrees, if it's much out from the 'ideal' now, &/or the heels are weak, it's likely to cause more harm than good attempting to force the issue.

    As for NVA or NPA (depending on your orientation) Hard to determine w/ currant pic's. Only rad's will say for sure.
    Agree too. Was just trying to explain it was a possibility given what I saw.

    First trim; use sole plane,reduce the bars and heels, roll the toe as much as possible, leave all the sole. Hope he don't need shoes because I'm sure that rad's will show rather thin soles.
    Sounds like we're on a similar 'plane' bnt!

    Now signing off to finish getting ready for my course... 'see' you all next week!
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        02-14-2011, 08:52 AM
    Green Broke
    I thought he just looked stalled up although I don't have the knowledge of hooves that you guys do and wasn't sure if it could be related too poor hoof structure/angles. Interesting posts to read on both accounts loosie and bnt.
        02-14-2011, 01:26 PM
    Thank you loosie and bnt! I think I am oing to have to reread your posts like 20 time just so I can comprehend everything! :) Will it be okay to ride him this weekend? Would that make the sweeling go down or just make it worse? I don't want to injure him, I just wasn't sure if it would help or not.
        02-14-2011, 08:08 PM
    I just got back from the barn and it looked like the swelling had gone down a bit :) There was still some heat in his back fetlocks, though that could be from the face that he just got done chasing Rosie around. He wasn't as slow today either. I sure hope it is just edema from the temps(below freezing) and heavy snow.

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