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        09-01-2010, 01:07 PM
    Green Broke
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    Ok so I bought my mare Molly 3 months ago. She's a 6-yr-old Quarab (so we believe) and she's great! She's going to make an awesome kids horse as soon as she gets over her jumpyness at certain things on the trail.
    Anywho... I knew she had sortof tender feet on gravel, but it wasn't really bad (not bad enough for her to want to be off of it) & she had no issues with pavement.
    I got her feet trimmed on the 21st of October (a saturday) and when I took her out the following Monday she wouldn't even move when she hit the pavement. She just froze up and had to tiptoe back to the ditches. Lets just say the ride only lasted 10 minutes
    I waited a week & tried again yesterday. She was a little better but she still couldnt handle the pavement for too long or the gravel drives.
    Im thinking that with a little more time she will be better again but I do not want to have to let her sit for weeks after getting her feet clipped before I can ride her out again (we live in a subdivision in the country with paved & gravel roads all around us & the ditches are quite narrow).
    *Sigh* if it wasnt for those feet she'd be perfect
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        09-01-2010, 01:44 PM
    Originally Posted by lilruffian    
    I got her feet trimmed on the 21st of October (a saturday)
    I assume you mean August...not October.
        09-01-2010, 02:09 PM
    Green Broke
    Yes lmao wasn't paying attention there!
        09-01-2010, 02:25 PM
    It sounds like the farrier might have taken to much sole off or dropped her heel or something like that. Or she could just have soft feet. If you trust your farrier then talk to him/her about it. You might have to invest in shoes if this is something that will occure every time you get her trimmed.
        09-01-2010, 02:32 PM
    I won't ride my horse on gravel without shoes...I am not sure what the problem with the pavement is???? BUT I will say horses are pretty honest, it has to be hurting her for her to have a problem now, so don't get mad at her, if it hurts it hurts. Call your farrier and tell him like Silvera said...he will probably be able to help you out.

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