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        11-14-2012, 08:57 AM
    We were doing wrong than. Nailman try to cut sole first than when wall level difference he cut the wall. But not much left so he cut it from front . We were doing all wrong. We were cuting red area on second picture as well as orange area more deeper because we try to catch blue lines.
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        11-14-2012, 09:26 AM
    If we no touch sole and jsut cut nail walls that mean in time sole will touch floor but not walls?
        11-14-2012, 10:06 AM
    Okan, generally the only part of the sole that needs to be removed is what sheds off or is flaking off in between trims. The sole needs to be left intact to provide protection for the bottom of the hoof. Over time it hardens up and if you leave it alone and only trim what flakes off she should be a lot more comfortable. This may be contributing to some of her pain, I would have the nail man leave her soles alone and just work on trimming back the front part of her hoof and other areas loosie drew on the picture. Try to pad the bottom of her hoof as well to give it some protection until it hardens. Once it does it will be easier for her to stand, and shouldn't hurt as bad. You're doing a great job! Loosie should be around soon I would guess!
        11-14-2012, 10:09 AM
    Im here
    Yrs, Okan, you cannot touch the sole. It is very thin from the bone inside in the wrong position. Where loosie put the red lines don't touch!!! This is protection for the bone. In the back, as loosie says, careful, but it has to come down to put the bone in the right place. This is why we say cut only the back every 10 days or so to bring the bone in the right position. Little at a time so the tendon who is attached to the bone does not stretch too much.
    To cut the walls, nailman can do this from above instead of underneath easier. Especially at the toe. Go from loosie's blue line up and cut/rasp in a 45 degree angle.
    And yes she will have to carry her weight on the whole sole, not on the walls.
    This is very important, because when the wall carries, the force of her weight will pull the nails away from the bone even more.
    I know it is hard to see her down so much and it can take time until she really gets better. It takes time because the nails have to grow down healthy, 1 cm a month.

    You are on the beach, right? Can you make her her own beach in her stall maybe? Put at least 15cm of sand on the floor instead of hay? That will make it easier and less painful for her to stand. And when she gets better a bit, give her also some hard ground to stand and move(it helps to get the blood circulating in the foot=growth).

    Losing the weight is good, but she needs proper nutrition. Can you find a vitamin/mineral supplement for horses and give her this together with the biotin and a little horsefeed?
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        11-14-2012, 10:19 AM
    I'm just loving this and continuing to be inspired by Loosie and Desert and all the others! ^^

    I love the idea of filling her stall with sand, this will help her a great deal. If you do this though, put her food in a plastic bucket (even any hay or grass she's eating) don't let her eat off the sandy floor. This can cause colic (very deadly stomach problems).
    That's about all I know that I could add.
    Okan you're doing a wonderful job, this pony is so lucky to have you!
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        11-14-2012, 10:22 AM
    Forgot something
    For cutting her horse tried to bite also. It is from pain. I took some carrots and cut them in small pieces and everytime the nailman took a foot I gave her a small piece of carrot. She learned very quickly that giving the foot means carrot and concentrated more on the carrots than on the pain.
    Also, a soft blanket folded put under the foot on the ground while holding the other up makes it easier on her.
    Or styropor pads. The kind they use for insulating house walls. This is also what you can use to make her "shoes".
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        11-14-2012, 10:27 AM
    Forgot again....grrr....when her nails are where they have to be, you can get " hoof boots" for her to protect her feet and help her to move better. Easyboots or Old Macs you can find on eBay or order from the US. Not yet, because they are not cheap and might not fit right for long because her feet still change.
        11-14-2012, 10:35 AM
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    Could try wrapping her feet in something like diaper pads (Translation?) held on with tape - maybe just at night so the feet can breath during the day? I've done this with laminitics and horses that have had abcesses.
    Great job everyone
        11-14-2012, 11:02 AM
    Merhaba Okan! Argghh I just read all this. Hepsi yeni okudum.

    Uzgunum. Loosie'den sen hersey anlatin sandim.

    I do not know enough about hoof like Loosie to explain and translate all technical words. Arghh bu cok zor!!

    Diaper = bebek bezi

    Not sure what I can translate here? And what is being understood? What can I add in on this awful situation?

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        11-14-2012, 11:06 AM
    Glad you're still following this
    Can you explain to her how to make shoes out of styrofoam pads and duct tape? She can put them on for a couple of hours a day to make pony a bit more comfy and get her moving.

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