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post #351 of 478 Old 02-10-2013, 10:04 PM
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Trinity is right about needing to correct an under run sole or heel. Under run hoof problems are self perpetuating. You have to get them cleaned up or they just get worse. Hopefully your farrier will get that fixed this trim. It may not be possible to get the entire angle right yet, but at least the filly should be walking on the bottom of her foot.
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post #352 of 478 Old 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'll definitely watch for that. I have faith that he'll be able to get it done, but if not I'll go farrier searching ASAP. We don't have many option unfortunately, around here, but there has to be at least one person in a big area like this who can help the poor gal out!

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I have the number to an orthopedic farrier that Dr. Jenkins uses that I'm having work on Henny. He was there for radiographs of Henny's feet and rasped them into shape a bit. We'll be visiting again this weekend :) I'm not sure how much he charges as Henny didn't get a full out trim the first time. You could call him and speak with him about Kenzie's situation? He's a very nice man and if Dr. Jenkins uses him, he HAS to be good LOL.

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Sounds perfect! Might be a bit of a drive for him though if he lives out your way. I have a friend who has a farrier that already comes out to our farm every 6 weeks who I might look into as well, but I think he almost always goes straight to shoes which I'm really trying to advoid.

We're paying $40 a trim for the big guys right now with this farrier, barefoot trimming, but I might be willing to pay a bit more if he's actually a quality farrier unlike the ones I keep running across! Can you send me his number?

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I'm not sure where he's located. He seemed to have a pretty good knowledge about the Alvin/Santa Fe area. I can PM you his number one I get back from lunch :) I was going to be calling him this afternoon to talk to him about Henny.
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Ok, thank you ^_^ Our farm is down here in Katy so hopefully it won't be too far for him. Once she's better I can haul her but until then I don't really have many options.

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Yeah, if I can I'll be hauling Henny to Dr. Jenkins if that is more convenient for him. He needs to be brought in to get some acupuncture done again anyways. If he'll be closer to me then I guess he can come out to the barn. I'm glad Kenzie is doing so well! :)
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Me too! It was really touch and go for a while but I think that once we have her feet in order, she'll be just fine. She's already gained almost 50 lbs according to my measuring tape, which is fantastic.

How is little Henny anyways? Almost 100% after the poor boy's accident a few months ago, I hope?

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He's doing awesome. Pretty much completely healed besides his head tilt which we hope will be corrected with time and acupuncture. His hooves are in really bad shape though. Jenkins said if they were on a grown horse that horse would have foundered already :/ so we're using this new farrier to get his feet corrected and hopefully no more issues will pop up!
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Poor guy! I'm sure you'll have him sorted out in no time. Kenzie's got some seriouse issues going on with her feet, so we'll be 'sorting out' right along with you. In my limited knowledge I'm seeing some very badly under run heels, thin soles, a rather icky looking frog, and way too little wall. I wish we had the money to truck her up to Humble for a very well versed barefoot trimmer to get her started, but it would cost us $75+ to haul her, plus gas for a 60-70 minute drive every month. Doesn't sound like much but considering how much we've already had to spend on her...well, lets just say BO isn't too pleased with the idea of more than $50 or so per trim, especially since our horses usually get trimmed at $30 each since we get a 'barn rate' from our farrier for doing multiple horses in one day xD

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