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post #1 of 21 Old 01-02-2010, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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What wurk can I do with my little Dun?

I have just been given a horse with a hoof problem, it has grown to the left as well as the frog, the leg is twisted and a sidebone has grown. It doesnt seem to give him any trubble, but I dont wont to push him. He will jump things by himself and when i ride him he seems fine. But does any one have any idea’s what I can do to help him and what wurk would be best for him?

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-02-2010, 04:53 AM
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have you seen a farrier about this?
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-02-2010, 05:15 AM
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WOW :O I wouldn't be even thinking about lunging him, let alone riding with a hoof/hooves like that. You will cause injury to him, it won't necessarily show up as lameness immediately, but if he has a sidebone and twisted leg, you will be putting un necassary strain on his joints/soft tissue and in a few months to a couple of years he will come up unsound and there won't be much you can do about it.

Get straight onto a reputable farrier, they will probably have to trim the hoof back over a matter of months. To trim it to a normal shape immediately would be impossible and would wreak havoc on his legs. Probably he will be corrective shod as well.
With a hoof bad enough to cause a sidebone and twisted leg, you really don't want to be working him untill the hoof is as close to normal as possible and he has had some xrays to determine what structural damage has been done to his joints and pedal bone which may well have rotated by now.
Please don't work this horse yet!
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-02-2010, 07:44 AM
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Yikes! I deff wouldnt be working him at all. If you MUST do stuff with him just do everything at the walk.. I wouldnt be ridingg..... let alone do any jumping..

He needs to see a farrier and get some correction work.

my gosh... o.o How does a hoof get like that?!
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-02-2010, 10:51 AM
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I don't know much about hooves but that looks awful.
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-02-2010, 12:30 PM
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I would NOT be riding him or working him.... I do hope you have an excellent, trained, and specialized farrier working on his feet.... That is NOT normal, or healthy...
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post #7 of 21 Old 01-02-2010, 12:35 PM
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A hoof gets like that when you either have an inexperienced farrier or you let the feet go too long at an incorrect angle. You need to talk to some different farriers, and find one that has experience with corrective shoeing/trimming. They will slowly bring hoof angle back over the course of a couple of trimmings. Then they can put corrective shoeing on his front feet and get the angle of the bone going the right way again. The users who have told you not to ride your horse are right; imagine walking around all day with one of your legs turned turned out. It may not hurt, but you'll work harder and the other leg will get sore in weird places. Same thing with horses, it will also develop the muscles non-porportionally, and that will screw up his balance. No matter what, this will probably take 6 - 8 months to fix.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-06-2010, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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Rudolf has seen a farrier and it has been trimmed back now. We are going to see if the spur to the right grows again and if it does then he needs it. I don’t know how his hoof got like this. But I do know that he is crazy when outside. He gets through every fence. He galloped at it yesterday and got his hoof stuck pulled back and turned up lame.
I think the posting I put in sounds like as soon as I got him I’ve just ridden him what ever the weather! But I haven’t! I have only taken him for a 5 min hack at a work once.
I am sorry if my post sounded like that.
It will take months to get the hoof back if it will come back.
What do you think the hoof will come out to be like? I understand that he will always have trouble with it.
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-06-2010, 10:42 AM
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omg.... dont do anything with that animal. get a vet and a farrier out immediatley.
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post #10 of 21 Old 01-06-2010, 04:30 PM
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Wow. If the elephant man had had hooves instead of feet, that is what I would imagine they would look like. I agree with previous posters, don't do anything with him.
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