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Oldhorselady 02-01-2014 11:45 AM

When frogs shed....
So, the frog shed on the front 2/3's of my mar's hoof. It shed about 1/2" of thickness off. So, now the 1/3 at the widest part of the frog is that much higher than the rest of it, but shows no signs of wanting to be shed yet. Do I need to level it out? It is the same height as the walls etc. Or will it do it's job itself eventually?

PaintHorseMares 02-01-2014 12:07 PM

If it's healthy, I would just leave it.

Patty Stiller 02-01-2014 12:11 PM

If the last rear chunks are still well attached, and not sticking up too far beyond the trimmed heels then you can leave them for now. But If the rest of the foot is getting trimmed and the remaining back bits are going to extend more than a quarter inch past the heels then take them down to almost the heel level.

Missy May 02-07-2014 10:25 PM

My filly is far more susceptible to thrush than my mare. So, I trim her shedding frog "hanger on" parts just to "head off" anything, but I don't trim my mare's when they shed. Just saying.

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