Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
PPE xrays can reveal a navicular bone shot full of holes & the horse never take a lame step, ever, never. I had a mare with navicular, she was kept in eggbars & pads and a very tight farrier schedule. I had her for years, showed her, trail rode her etc, odd days she would be a bit off, but no major lameness. I do believe without the farrier I had, she would have been lame. Without the shoes, (I sold her to an acquaintance), she went dead lame and another farrier tried working with her, no improvement, so she was put down. Before I would take a navicular horse, I would need to have a farrier proficient in treating navicular, a commitment to never let the horse go without a proper ortho package and of course a PPE to see if other things happening within the horse.