What can i do?

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    11-09-2009, 11:42 PM
What can i do?

So my ponies legs are a bit sore so over the winter I wont be jumping him so what can I do to keep him im shape and be ready to jump in the spring and so he doesnt get lazy with picking up his feet?
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    11-09-2009, 11:45 PM
How often have you been jumping?
    11-09-2009, 11:54 PM
I havent been jumping him for a couple weeks now but when I was it wasnt more than twice a week and not higher than 2'6. But the vet said that the farrier did a really bad job and left him flat footed and toed in so it was putting strain on his legs.
    11-09-2009, 11:57 PM
Awww, poopers eh! Stuff like that is definitely inferiorating. Poor fellow.

I would definitely find a Farrier to get correcting shoeing going - I would leave him be for now.

Nelson had to go through corrective shoeing just this past winter - was a doozie.
    11-10-2009, 12:01 AM
Yeah we are going to get his feet fixed! Im not happy at all with this farrier!
    11-10-2009, 12:18 AM
Unfortunately it is winter- otherwise I would suggest swimming him- my horse had some joint issues and I swum him every second day for an hour that kept him in shape and kept him off his feet
    11-10-2009, 12:20 AM
I don't blame you! For almost 2 years I had a Farrier not doing a great job on Nelson's feet.

Long toes, run in heels. All Nelson's pressure was being put into his toes.

The first sign, was that Nelson wasn't able to keep a shoe on if his life depended on it and his feet were cracking drastically.

I had a new Farrier come and take a look and he was shocked. Nelson angles were WAY off and his breaking point was autrocious.

When he started to trim out his toes, he surfaced brusing and blood.

It was not good.

Took a long time to get his feet back to where they need to be.
    11-10-2009, 12:24 AM
UGH MIEventer that would be horrible- how many months of corrective did you have to go through to get his angles and breaks back?? Not to mention getting all those cracks out.... eep!
    11-10-2009, 12:25 AM
Ouchie! We are giving him this stuff that puts fluid in his joints plus he will get his feet fixed the vet said it wasnt that serious and that I still needed to work him to keep him limber. She said he should be good to go by spring.

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