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mudypony 05-10-2008 11:29 PM

Please Critique My Boy
Today when I went out to the barn I got some decent confo shots and I just wanted to know what you thought of Brickens. Feel free to tear him apart as I will always love him no matter what's wrong with him. Well here you go...

Also, Bricken's hoof got a nasty dent/crack thing in it a few weeks ago and it hasn't gone away. It doesn't cause any pain or anything but if anyone had any suggestions on what to do about it that would be great. I did start him on farrier's formula to see if that would help too. Here's a pic of it...

FGRanch 05-11-2008 01:02 AM

I like him!

I'm not a huge fan of his rump but that is the only major thing I can pick apart.

No offense to you or anything but that foot looks awful! Poor boy, I wanna give him a hug!! :D

How did it happen?

Miss Katie 05-11-2008 04:10 AM

I think he looks good. He could use some muscle over his rump and his neck could be built up a little, but he is a very nice horse.

His hoof almost looks like the wall has been cut and carved away, kind of like how a farrier will remove the wall in a sever case of white line disease. It is very unusual.
Just so you know, it wont just "go away". You are going to have to let it grow out, and judging by the extent of the damage it might be a good 6 months or more before it is completly gone. Hooves grow on average about 1 cm per month.

kickshaw 05-11-2008 09:37 AM

I agree that muscle in his rump/neck would be a good thing.

It looks like his left hind foot is really upright - it could just be the contrast (that foot is white, the other is black) but it just doesn't look right...can't put my finger on it :?:

He's a super-super cute horse! What do you do with him?

PS - raise your halter up about 2 inches :wink:

mudypony 05-11-2008 11:04 AM

I know his hoof looks awful. He just came in from the pasture with it like that one day. I have no idea what in the world caused it either. Like I mentioned before I started him a farrier's formula so hopefully that will help strengthen his hooves and heal the right hind in particular over the next year. Also, he gets special shoes for it right now. I was just wondering if there is anything else I could apply on it to help it grow. The good thing is it doesn't cause him any pain at all.


He's a super-super cute horse! What do you do with him?
Thanks we do hunter/jumper together right now and sometimes jumpers every once in a while. I also take dressage lessons on him and he loves it.

PoptartShop 05-11-2008 03:01 PM

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Aw, I'm sorry about his hoof. :(
He's simply adorable- I'm also not too fond of his rump, but some groundwork & hillwork should build him a bit. ;) I'd like to see some more muscles in there.
I hope his hoof heals!

SonnyWimps 05-11-2008 05:54 PM

on his back pastern there's something about it I don't almost looks club footed in a way....

it's HIS left back that looks way tooo upright

I do agree that he needs more muscling and he's a tiny bit uphill

He's really pretty though...He has really kind eyes and I love his coloring

mudypony 05-17-2008 10:09 AM

Thanks for all the response! Also, if anyone else wants to critique feel free. Hopefully once Brickens is started on the Farrier's Formula for a few months his hoof will start looking a lot better and I'll be sure to get more pics as it improves.

my2geldings 05-19-2008 12:22 PM

I like him. He for sure needs muscle and a topline but he looks good otherwise. do you find he has soundness issues with his piece missing, in the hoof?

Havent seen a hoof injury this severe in a long time.

jemma_bailey 05-19-2008 01:32 PM

Aww he has such a kind face :) I agree with everyone else that he needs some more muscle but if thats the only thing bad thing i can say about him, take it as a compliment :) The hoof looks pretty sore i hope it gets better soon, keep us posted on it :):)

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