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    03-18-2013, 02:54 PM
  #21
Yearling
There is something you can do until a real farrier gets there.

Pick out the feet and clean them really really well. You can use the hoof pick and scrape away chalky sole and dirt on the sole and use the hoof pick brush to scrub out the frog and commissures. I put dawn dish soap and water in a spray bottle (just make soapy water) and use my hoof pick brush to scrub the feet. I just spray and scrub and spray and scrub till the foot is actually clean and the water runs clear. No need to rinse the soap off. It will help if there is thrush. If the frog is painful when you scrub, you have found the problem. Clean every nook and cranny well but be careful. I sometime use Q tips to really probe out gooey holes and get them clean.
     
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    03-18-2013, 02:57 PM
  #22
Yearling
Okay, I will pass that on to them. I can't get to him during the week because they are an hour and a half drive from home, which is costly.
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    03-18-2013, 02:59 PM
  #23
Yearling
But I will make sure he gets scrubbed saturday and maybe sunday if I am able.
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    03-18-2013, 03:42 PM
  #24
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No horse should have shoes left on for months then be left with one on and one off.

Bad roads or not farrier should of come to pull shoes. Sorry roads couldn't possibly been bad for months. That's why a person needs the tools to pull shoes off themselfs.
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    03-18-2013, 04:07 PM
  #25
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No one is perfect and it sounds like you love this sweet horse. I hope it is just a bit of a abscess and he'll be ok

Doc had terrible feet when I got him and even though his past owner loved him and I like her she neglected his feet. I was not happy at all with his feet when I got him
     
    03-18-2013, 05:15 PM
  #26
Yearling
Every time I asked about Shooter's feet, they said they were waiting for roads to clear. But I'm done arguing the point of his hooves and why they got that way.

In the summer I tend to caretake for the horses and some of the other animals. I've known Shooter for some time, this being the start of the fouth year, so taking care of him and the others is kind of like my "job". Even when I'm not there on the weekends.

When checking for abscess, one should look for heat and throbbing on the hoof sole?
     

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