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post #31 of 110 Old 02-04-2014, 08:43 PM
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Just questionably, not to cause offence, just because I am confused... Why did another farrier come out and say the shoe is loose, but not take it off? To me that seems pointless, if a shoe is loose, or is possibly causing pain, off it comes in my paddocks, I don't wait for the farrier to come out a second time before taking off a loose shoe. Was there a reason the farrier didn't take off the loose shoe?

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I agree, the horse hasn't had his feet done since August??? If the shoe is loose now it wasn't necessarily loose way back in August..

The farrier said the shoe was loose and left?? Why didn't she pull it there and then?

I agree, waayyyy too long for 99% of horses and especially a shod horse. Any shod horse needs very regular hoof care. Does this horse need shoes?

My guess is a huge part of the issue is lack of hoof care.
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OP I would suggest posting a separate thread for a hoof critique.
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So, a farrier was out in August. He's been lame ever since. Another farrier came out and said the shoe was loose. The second farrier said she'd be back to fix it. Have I got it right?

If so, then the problem is that the horse does not have sufficient and proper hoof care. August to January between farrier visits is far too long. Leaving a horse lame for months on end without improvement or knowing why is inexcusable. Leaving a loose shoe is inexcusable. Get those shoes off, get the hooves healed; proper hoof care in this case probably means every 3 - 4 weeks until the hoof is under control. Then 4 - 6 weeks depending on the horse, environment and type of work. If necessary to re-shoe, wait until the hoof is healed though I am a proponent of barefoot.

Teach yourself about hoof care. Your horse will benefit.
Thanks we are going to get her out here to take shoes off and then do some corrective shoeing cause he is leaninh fat back on his heels and leave him barefoot until summer. And thanks for the advise. I had no clue it was bothering me why he was limping I had no clue. How does it feel to a horse when they have loose shoes?
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Just questionably, not to cause offence, just because I am confused... Why did another farrier come out and say the shoe is loose, but not take it off? To me that seems pointless, if a shoe is loose, or is possibly causing pain, off it comes in my paddocks, I don't wait for the farrier to come out a second time before taking off a loose shoe. Was there a reason the farrier didn't take off the loose shoe?
No clue I don't think my mom had money for it.
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I agree, the horse hasn't had his feet done since August??? If the shoe is loose now it wasn't necessarily loose way back in August..

The farrier said the shoe was loose and left?? Why didn't she pull it there and then?

I agree, waayyyy too long for 99% of horses and especially a shod horse. Any shod horse needs very regular hoof care. Does this horse need shoes?

My guess is a huge part of the issue is lack of hoof care.
Yes thanks I had no clue. Ya my mom did not have money to pay for his hoof that time.
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I agree, the horse hasn't had his feet done since August??? If the shoe is loose now it wasn't necessarily loose way back in August..

The farrier said the shoe was loose and left?? Why didn't she pull it there and then?

I agree, waayyyy too long for 99% of horses and especially a shod horse. Any shod horse needs very regular hoof care. Does this horse need shoes?

My guess is a huge part of the issue is lack of hoof care.
Yes he does need shoes but I am taking them off and do some correction shewing on him. He leans back on his hind hoofs to much
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OP I would suggest posting a separate thread for a hoof critique.
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Sorrel Thoroughbreds, I really hope it isn't the same farrier coming out!!! I'm a mild-mannered person, but I would be seconds away from kicking that farrier myself!! Rusty needs a good farrier, Vet, and some Bute right away!!! It's like Motrin for a horse, and easy to get through the Vet (even for me, and I'm in the middle of nowhere)-Imagine having a bad head ache or cramps and wishing someone would give you some because you can't get it yourself!! Please quickly and carefully get this boy the good professional help he needs. Think of Rusty- he's a good boy! :)
No its not the same farrier. Thanks what's bute? And don't have much money for a vet.
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You can pull shoes yourself with a pair of nippers, no money needed.

It seems your horse is somehow injured and your failing to provide for him. Your horse needs to see a vet or farrier NOW.
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