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    07-07-2009, 11:34 PM
Yes, he does grow high heels and that may have been a factor in his injury since he has grown fast this spring and after 6.5 weeks his shoes had grown slung under a bit and thus less support while he was goofing around in the pasture. The farrier would like to lower his heels but he says that would mess with his angles (which are perfect now). We have tried setting the shoes back for more support but then he is always pulling them because of his reach.

If his heels have grown forward(underslung) then his toe has grown forward too. Thus his angle is not the same as it was when shod. Pulling(rasping) the heels back so they are where they belong will lower them. Rasping the toe from the top/front will help encourage the heel to stay under the back of the hoof.

I strongly suggest you look over a few barefoot sites and familiarize yourself with the hoof. This one has good pics and info and links to other respected sites Amber Mohr's Barefoot Hoof Care
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    07-07-2009, 11:58 PM
Sounds like one of my horses she is lame but only at a trot anything else she is fine,but she has no flexion in her long pastern, so we think it may be ringbone which I know is bad, but xrays show NOTHING, so good luck with your horse.
    07-08-2009, 07:14 AM
Last night I treated his feet with some hydrogen peroxide to kill any forming thrush and he wasn't happy when I poured it on the foot he has an issue with. He's never cared before. The sulcus, or seam in his frog is not as contracted as it sometimes is and I was able to get the peroxide further in there. I thought hydrogen peroxide was so mild it wouldn't sting even sensitive tissues? I mean, I pour it on open wounds to clean them! Why do you think he objected this time? Thrush? Or maybe just being a bit of a stinker.... I might try soaking a small piece of cloth in peroxide and stuffing it up in there to clean and keep it open.

Nldiaz66- I'm suprised e-rays wouldn't show ringbone. Ouch..I hope he gets more comfortable.
    07-13-2009, 12:01 PM
Don't use peroxide. It kills good tissue. Use a product designed for thrush.
    07-13-2009, 12:15 PM
Yeah, I've been schooled on using H.P. On another thread. Lol I'm trying the applecider vinegar and ordered some Thrush Buster. He's looking good right now but we'll tell more when we let him trot in a week or so. I don't think thush caused his soreness but I'm determined to really keep up with his thrush issues so it never does. Thanks

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