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Golden Horse 07-15-2012 01:17 AM

Darn Horse, will a shoe help or what other options?
 
Ben was due to go out to the trainer this weekend, after waiting for a vacancy, and guess what, he came up lame.

I have been waiting for the farrier to come out, so his feet are overgrown, but he had a huge split appear in his near hind. He has dead lame on it and the chunk was flapping around, so I clipped it back and he is going a little better today.

Here is the hoof

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/b.../July14th4.jpg

and here he is moving


What do you think, any ideas?

Skyseternalangel 07-15-2012 01:24 AM

I'm not sure if it's just inexperience but I don't see any impede in his movement..

*shrug*

LovesMyDunnBoy 07-15-2012 01:27 AM

Me either..
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Critter sitter 07-15-2012 01:30 AM

Grace had a split like that and the farrier trimmed back and filed nice it is growing out ok now
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Golden Horse 07-15-2012 01:37 AM

Cool, maybe it's just me then, he was definitely off before I trimmed him, maybe I'm still seeing it

LovesMyDunnBoy 07-15-2012 01:58 AM

Well maybe it's a sign to send Emmy or Willow instead :P haha.
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Critter sitter 07-15-2012 02:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Golden Horse (Post 1598341)
Cool, maybe it's just me then, he was definitely off before I trimmed him, maybe I'm still seeing it

Grace was off to the farrier exPlained like she has a hangnail
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Skyseternalangel 07-15-2012 02:14 AM

I don't see it as a sign of anything, lol.. except that Golden is a wonderful owner for being so concerned about her Ben :)

waresbear 07-15-2012 04:30 AM

I don't see any lameness.
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OwnedByAlli 07-15-2012 07:34 AM

Theres no visible lameness so hes probs ok :) I wouldn't want to put any nails into the hoof with shoeing incase it weakens the wall further. I'd just lay off working on hard ground or doing high impaction stuff, and let it harden and eventually grow out


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