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SavvyHill 07-12-2010 09:03 PM

What is Nerving?
I've searched it and I can't find it at all, anywhere. What exactly is nerving a horse?

farmpony84 07-12-2010 09:16 PM

“Nerving a horse” is a surgical procedure where the nerve supply to the foot is cut. Usually the nerving procedure is reserved for cases of chronic foot pain that does not respond to therapeutic shoeing and potential coffin joint or navicular bursa injections

SavvyHill 07-12-2010 09:17 PM

So nerving affects the price of a horse?

Poco1220 07-12-2010 09:22 PM

People get concerned about the horse getting injured and rideability after being nerved since they can no longer feel their feet. This causes the danger that they could trip over something or get caught up in something without ever noticing or could worsen an injury due to not feeling it.

SavvyHill 07-12-2010 09:24 PM

I see. I've heard the term used many times but I honestly had no clue what it meant. Thanks. :)

Pidge 07-12-2010 09:28 PM

I was about to ask the same question...I saw another thread where the term was used and was curious...learn something new everyday! lol

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