Originally Posted by loosie
Hmm, funky feet & definitely in need of good farriery! Yes, there are a number of significant issues there that need to be addressed. Haven't got time ATM tho - I'll get back to you.
What's the deal with him re feet? Eg have you had him long? How is he managed & fed? Has he had the same farrier for long? Has he been regularly trimmed?
I've had him since October 2011. Until I brought him to the new barn in October, it's been a pain in the behind to get a farrier out. He's been done by the same farrier twice - not in a row though. The barn I'm at now gets a consistant farrier out, the one Walter has been trimmed by twice. I haven't met him yet, I've always been working when he is out. I'll be meeting him on Friday, before the vet.
Walter was last trimmed on Feb 14. Prior to that was in December when he was at the trainers.
He is on complete feed 12% & VTM (both from MasterFeeds), Equine Power 2000, and recently Glucosomine & MSM. And hay, water, and a blue mineral block in his stall.
You can see the ridge on his hooves- it started growing out when I got him.