Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
My dad's mare has navicular.. so much so one front hoof is a heck of a lot smaller than the other.
She was as lame as a lame thing for four years, only walking allowed.
We changed yard, changed farrier, changed vet, changed trainer.
She is now quite happy in her work after being re-taught to go from her hind end, take the weight off her front, have O bars made for every new shoeing my our farrier and shod every 6 weeks.
She has days of 'shortness' but not lameness- she just needs a good warm up and cool down.
I agree with bubba, ask others.
And try the obars, if they don't work, they don't work- but try things before you give up!