Originally Posted by riccil0ve
I had X-rays done about a year ago and I was working with a farrier my vet recommended. Nothing he did was helping her. After approximately 9 months with this guy, I was finding more odd things going on with her feet than she had before him, and got some insight from a few other farriers and some members here. I won't be able to get X-rays done again for another couple months, but hopefully this BT will be able to help my mare.
On the soaking hay, should I soak the alfalfa? I just bought 8 bales that will last me about two months. And if so, can it soak for 12 hours? If I can soak their evening hay in the morning, and morning hay in the evening, I can make it work.
When in doubt soak... I don't soak Sassy's hay but that is her, when it is peak times I soak early spring and when the frost or dew is heavy, well I hose I don't soak LOL
I hope so too... taking Sassy barefoot is the only thing I haven't tried but she is lame without her pads so I don't think it will work but I am pulling her pads in Feb then her shoes in April since I won't be riding her what better time to try it. According to the xrays her hooves are now balanced perfectly so hopefully taking her barefoot can help her more but since nothign is easy with her I am not holding my breathe