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post #11 of 35 Old 09-22-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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If She isn't sound or riding, she could be a cart horse. Make a nice driver!
That's my backup plan, and if that doesn't work, then I decided I will breed her and hopefully get a baby with her wonderful personality
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post #12 of 35 Old 09-22-2013, 09:27 PM
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And the worry train is back. I have no idea what I will do with her if she can't be ridden. She would be back to where she was before I got her, being sent off to an auction where she would probably be a meat horse.
Better than her being sold to someone who will try to ride her, or for her to starve somewhere because she can't be ridden.
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post #13 of 35 Old 09-22-2013, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Better than her being sold to someone who will try to ride her, or for her to starve somewhere because she can't be ridden.
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Well hopefully it won't come down to that. We are scheduling a vet to come out and get his opinion. If it's no riding, my neighbor has a cart and I will begin teaching her that
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Omg, I looked at the pics of her and she is the spitting image of my Arab gelding, just a different color!
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Does the horse look sound running around on her own?

There could be damage of course, but if she is otherwise sound, I don't see any reason to jump to a bad conclusion.

I tried to find a photo that showed my mare's hoof scar but this is the best I could come up with. It's her front right. It actually looks pretty impressive up close, it just barely shows up on a full-body photo. I didn't even have her vet-checked before I bought her, it was a take-her-or-leave-her type situation and she felt sound and they weren't asking much for her so I took a chance on her. I've been so very happy with her.

Anyway, I wish you the best of luck with the vet and please let us know what he or she says. Crossing fingers for good news!
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PS. I will try to get a photo of my mare's hoof tomorrow if I remember to take a camera with me.
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Does the horse look sound running around on her own?
I think she moves fine. The only problem I see is stiffness in her hind end, but it looks like she just needs a chiro out and she would be fine. There is another arab with the same hind end movement at the barn too.
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PS. I will try to get a photo of my mare's hoof tomorrow if I remember to take a camera with me.
Okay! That will be great to see. I never knew horses could get scars in their hooves
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What happens is the coronet band is damaged and the hoof grows in a scar forever after that.

Here are some pictures. The horse with the spots on the leg is a horse I had on trial that I didn't end up buying. He seemed sound on the trial period. The hoof was just one of several problems I worried about with him so I didn't buy him. (He was also pretty barn sour and acted like he had mild colics or ulcers or something along those lines). His hoof also looked messed up from the bottom......like the weird crack went all the way through the hoof wall.

The gray horse is my current Fox Trotter mare and she has an arc shaped scar that goes over the top of the hoof (must have been a really bad cut) and it affects her hoof growth too. But it looks fine from the bottom and she has always been sound on it.

So who knows! I just wanted to share and give hope. Yes, there certainly could be damage there. But she could just as easily be perfectly sound for the rest of her life as well.
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What happens is the coronet band is damaged and the hoof grows in a scar forever after that.

Here are some pictures. The horse with the spots on the leg is a horse I had on trial that I didn't end up buying. He seemed sound on the trial period. The hoof was just one of several problems I worried about with him so I didn't buy him. (He was also pretty barn sour and acted like he had mild colics or ulcers or something along those lines). His hoof also looked messed up from the bottom......like the weird crack went all the way through the hoof wall.

The gray horse is my current Fox Trotter mare and she has an arc shaped scar that goes over the top of the hoof (must have been a really bad cut) and it affects her hoof growth too. But it looks fine from the bottom and she has always been sound on it.

So who knows! I just wanted to share and give hope. Yes, there certainly could be damage there. But she could just as easily be perfectly sound for the rest of her life as well.


Flame's hoof scars are a lot smaller than those. They are very thin, raised, vertical lines
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