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    02-21-2011, 11:20 PM
Sore on gravel after a trim

I made a couple threads earlier about Berdi's hooves needing trimming. The farrier was out on the 10th and trimmed her up. However I had her out on gravel the other day and she was very tenderfooted. She would not walk or trot on the gravel but stayed to the side in the snow. I just took her home and put her in the pasture. All last summer she was fine on gravel for even 2 hour rides and she was with the same farrier and was barefoot. Her foot seems rather flat to me and I think she is bruising her sole on the gravel as it is touching.

Today I rode her in the field on a snowy path. She was acting slightly strange at first - not ouchy, just a little off. She was reluctant to go into the canter at first but ok later. We walked a trotted a bit and she seemed fine. I think she got bruised on that gravel a little. She is totally landing toe first as even with her not being trimmed for so long her toe was completely worn down while the rest was long. I need to know how her feet could be trimmed different and what I should do about this. Here are some pictures of her feet after the trim.
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    02-21-2011, 11:32 PM
Green Broke
My horse is always sore on gravel for the first week or so after a trim
    02-22-2011, 12:39 AM
Durasole, Vennice Turpintine, shoes. In that order.

Feet do look a bit short.
    02-22-2011, 12:45 AM
She has always been fine without shoes - you think she needs them now? Durasole and Vennice Turpintine would be for hardening her feet right?
    02-22-2011, 01:01 AM
Originally Posted by Equus_girl    
She has always been fine without shoes - you think she needs them now? Durasole and Vennice Turpintine would be for hardening her feet right?
Feet will grow out.Durasole will toughen not harden. Vennice turpintine will also toughen as well as help some w/ soreness. Shoes will provide protection till the feet grow out a bit. All depends on how much and where you ride.
    02-22-2011, 01:08 AM
I would rather keep her barefoot if possible, as she has always done great with that. I will look into getting some Durasole adn Vennice Turpintine. I usually ride in fields, but I do like to go for rides on the road sometimes so I'll just have to see how it goes.

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