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        12-17-2012, 04:59 AM
      #11
    Foal
    This horse is a summer camp/ranch horse. I've never seen it in person, my SIL works there and posted the picture on Facebook and my jaw dropped when I saw its feet!! But I didn't want to question her without getting some more opinions. She's not too fond of me as it is, because I voice my opinion... But I'm pretty sure she did guided trail rides all day with this poor thing.
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        12-17-2012, 07:50 AM
      #12
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    Since you aren't on the best of terms with her, odds are good she won't listen to anything that's been posted here

    If she is the one stating the horse "has a medical condition" that causes this, that can be said of any horse whose hooves grow funny.

    I have one who is slightly sickle hocked and you should see what his back hooves and frogs try to do if he isn't frequently and properly trimmed

    Whomever the mastermind is behind that trimming job, needs to sell their tools on CL and get job as a WalMart greeter
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        12-17-2012, 08:21 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Lol you would think that the barn keeps up with trimming and health since its a well know and established summer camp! But I could call the camp and express concern if this is very painful for the horse. The back feet look a little flared but much shorter.
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        12-17-2012, 07:49 PM
      #14
    Foal
    When I got my old mare (RIP) she was 22 and had Navicular Syndrome. Her feet looked very much like that. I guess her farrier believed that they were easing discomfort by leaving them long My farrier got her trimmed up nice and she did great.
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        12-17-2012, 07:52 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Ouch. That looks uncomfortable.
         
        12-18-2012, 07:45 PM
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    Trained
    Holy bad farrier work batman!!!
         
        12-18-2012, 07:52 PM
      #17
    Showing
    Loosie, the neat edges threw me off as well. It makes me wonder if the owner is attempting to trim him herself.
         
        12-18-2012, 08:05 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Has your SIL posted any other pics? If your not on best terms with her it maybe best to call the ranch owners. That horse looks uncomfortable, facial expression and all
         
        12-18-2012, 08:35 PM
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    Trained
    It almost looks like there could be shoes underneath, and left because they're still "good"......that would explain the neat edges....
         
        12-19-2012, 12:24 AM
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    Yearling
    We call that LOF syndrome.

    Lack Of Farrier. Way overgrown and sure does have shoes on the ends of those toes.
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