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    04-09-2012, 11:44 AM
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Foal
Stone bruise or what?

I hav my foundation 14yr old gelding qh.

And last week we went on a long trail ride. It made his front feet soar. What are some things to do to fix this? Soaking? Supplements to make his hooves harder? Farrier is coming out on sat and we are getting shoes on him.

But I don't want him to be lame. He has been on shoes for most of his life and I took him off and I think he has soft hoofs now.


Help please :(
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    04-09-2012, 12:00 PM
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Foal
Any help cause I am nervous nelly
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    04-09-2012, 12:06 PM
  #3
mls
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If he has had shoes all along, he may have tender soles. Think of the first time you venture out without shoes in the summer.

Unless he develops an abscess, you do not need to soak. Soaking is intended to soften the sole to draw out any infection. If he is just tender/sore, he will work through it.

While waiting for the shoes to be put on, you could paint the soles with venice turpentine to toughen them.

Any feed through supplement for hooves takes months before you see any results.
     
    04-09-2012, 12:17 PM
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Foal
I agree, if he's used to shoes he probably has tender feet. You can give some Bute if he's really sore but don't overdo it. Since your farrier is coming out soon, I think wait for him and ask what to do. My paint gelding recently got a stone bruise, just kind of sore on his foot but putting weight on it. My vet said give some bute for a couple days, keep him from running around and see how it goes. It took two weeks but he got better. Is your horse putting weight on his leg? Did you ask your vet about him?

Oops, sorry I didn't remember you said "Front feet"! My bad!
     
    04-09-2012, 12:17 PM
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Foal
Ok ima go grab some today. Ya the farrier even recommend pads to go under the shoe?

Should that raise concerns?
     
    04-09-2012, 12:33 PM
  #6
Showing
How often is he ridden? If he's not ridden much, then suddenly is asked to do a long ride, of course he's going to be tender. May even be laminitic.
     
    04-09-2012, 12:34 PM
  #7
Weanling
I had a horse that had soft feet after pulling shoe off. I put her on hoof supplament and farriers fix stuff you paint on. I got it off of aaron rolstons website.
     
    04-09-2012, 12:35 PM
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mls
Trained
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Ok ima go grab some today. Ya the farrier even recommend pads to go under the shoe?

Should that raise concerns?
Unless he is gimping - don't bute him without vet say so.

If he has always gotten along with just shoes, I would see no reason to add pads. More $ and more of a PITA to clean his feet.
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    04-09-2012, 03:29 PM
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Foal
Did the farrier say to put on pads? I used to have pads on my old mare who had navicular and they helped her, but yeah, it was a pita because they were expensive and she was always losing her shoes when turned out in the muddy pasture. And go easy with the bute-I checked with my vet first.
     
    04-09-2012, 08:19 PM
  #10
Foal
Ya he suggested to keep the frog off the ground. And I guess it couldn't hurt right
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