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        02-11-2013, 02:44 PM
    I can't imagine that any farrier would have a problem trimming off underun heels. Surely he can get that right. It shouldn't require a specialist.

    As far as the frogs healing, they should get much better circulation once those heels are corrected.
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        02-11-2013, 03:00 PM
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    If she has thin soles, this farrier will recommend Keratex hoof hardener for you. I've been using it on Henny because he has thin soles as well and for just a month of use I've seen a big difference already. It's 40 dollars for a small bottle, but that bottle will last you MONTHS of daily use. The good thing about our two being so young is they usually bounce back quickly and they've got less weight on their feet. If you talk with this farrier today, ask about the hoof hardener. It may really help her out and get a quicker recovery.
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        02-11-2013, 05:02 PM
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    I'm hoping so Celeste! I don't know though... our 'farrier' for Sour's feet made me believe he was doing an ok job for a long time and they were a total trainwreck when my current farrier (who will be working with Kenzie this week) starting coming. You wouldn't believe what kind of people can get the tools and start 'practicing' in this area. I have half a mind to go to farrier school myself to learn how to trim the girl's feet!
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        02-11-2013, 05:08 PM
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    Oh my god, you have no idea how many times I've thought of that. The choice of farriers around here is really poor. Match that with never being able to get a hold of them and it just irritates the crud out of you. It's so crazy!
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        02-11-2013, 05:24 PM
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    I can't imagine that any farrier would have a problem trimming off underun heels. Surely he can get that right. It shouldn't require a specialist.
    It SHOULD be this easy. Sadly, it often isnt :(
        02-11-2013, 05:27 PM
    Never give up on one that has the guts to not give up I had a filly given to me that was poor also and with lots of love and feed and good health standards she grew slowly the first 3 years but lo and behold she is now a 15/3 quarter horse that loves to run and has become an excellent trailhorse.
        02-11-2013, 06:20 PM
    I just read through this whole thing, and holy crap girl! You are my hero! You have taken on so much responsibility with poise that a lot of people twice your age do not have. You should feel incredibly proud of the work you have done I can't wait to see more updates on the Little Filly That Could! Best of luck and I will send prayers your way because this girl needs a chance at a better life and you deserve to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this one

    Much love! <3
        02-11-2013, 07:20 PM
    Green Broke
    ^^^^ I second this!!!
        02-11-2013, 10:36 PM
    You are an amazing young Lady!!! Just read this entire thread!! You have done more for this lil filly then most 40 years olds would. And what a sweet filly she is. Just so worth it!! I commend you!! Good luck and please give her a big KISS for me!!!!
        02-12-2013, 10:42 AM
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    Thank you so much Aerie (love the name, by the way), nvr2many, and Rhen! You guys are so sweet. I've been getting a lot of flack from some of the guys here for spending so much time on the 'worthless' horse while they all go around on their fancy bred reining and roping horses, preparing for the rodeo, but I honestly couldn't care less. If Kenzie wants to fight to live, who am I to stop her? I'd much rather be the girl who helped her get as far as she could (even if she were to die today, God forbid) than the girl who ignored a plea for help. And she's just so sweet! Even if she never does make more than a companion (which I'm beginnig to seriously doubt. As soon as her feet are in working order I think we're good to go!) I really think she's going to be one of those horses that just light up people's worlds. She's just that kind of animal.

    Anyways...its already been proven that the guys around here don't know what they're talking about ;) they called my little mare Sour worthless and 'dog food worthy' too because she was agressive and hated people, and now she's a perfectly trust worthy driving horse, and she's on her way to her first Parade in two weeks! Take that nay sayers!

    Oh, and this time I'm serious camera is in the mail now. I should have it in a day or two, then PICTURESSSS.

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