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post #1 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Whats this?

I was cleaning Vida's feet this morning and was shocked to see this bright reddish area on her sole. I washed it and sprayed it with some AC vinegar. I was completely perplexed. There was no hole or foreign objects that I could see. Her hoofs are black so the blueish black coloring is normal. The red just freaked me out. It took about 15 min. of worry before I discovered what it was. Any guess? Heres a hint, its seasonal

This was taken with a phone camera so it doesn't do the color justice. It was very red and bloody looking.


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post #2 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 06:06 PM
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oh ew....no guess sorry! but it will be interesting to find out
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post #3 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 06:41 PM
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vidas foot

Oh sorry had to put my cheaters on vida i see now its your horses foot . sorry but im not sure from the picture but if it seasonal then she must have stepped on something but it sure looks like a stone bruse i had on my saddlebred when i got him but guess its not owell at least i hope you have better looking feet then the one you show . i know a smart A*** in every crowd
but at least im on hear to torment you again Dave
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post #4 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I'll post the answer in the morning in case no one guesses


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post #5 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 07:19 PM
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hoof picture

Vida which horses hoof is this your mare or the young one or is it your better halfs horse and i guess im not as smart as i thought as when you say seasonal it is a stumper for me haha
but any way ill check in the morning to see what it is
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post #6 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 07:22 PM
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she was standing in a bunch of blackberries?
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post #7 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Nope no blackberrys but your on the right track. This is my main riding mare Dave.
Actually the black area didn't concern me just the reddish part. It ran down into and beside her frog.


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post #8 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 11:27 PM
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Mulberries?

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
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post #9 of 17 Old 09-18-2008, 11:52 PM
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no idea what they're called, but they're little red berries on a bush.
The thing that popped into my head was a holly bush and those berries, though I have no idea when the berries come at all.

I'm interested to know the answer.
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post #10 of 17 Old 09-19-2008, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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I had a pocket full of this when I went out to feed the girls (I know not on my diet ) I had fed one to Vida the day before and she really liked it.
I figured they all would but no.....They spit it all out on the ground.
Vida must have gotten a piece stuck to and then mud backed against the bottom of her foot.
Just one of those stupid things you think is a serious ailment but turns out to be a trick or treat.


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