Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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First, I thought I recognized that handsome head as probably being a TWH:)
One of my registered Tennessee Walkers was only 14.3H. His sire Prides Genius was over 16.H:)
He was considered a pony in the Walking Horse show world, which Walking Pony classes are a legitimate thing.
Meaning, your TWH is 100% TWH in all likelihood:)
On to your serious issues. You have got to dig in and get that crud under control, quickly.
1. It would be great if he is on your property so you can care for those hooves twice daily. There are a few things you can do, also depending on how much mud he is in or isnít in, and does he have a dry stall to get into.
1.1. I also hope you have a farrier and one that is actually good, as opposed to being good at schmoozing the owner and isnít worth a pinch of salt when it comes to trimming hooves correctly and for good hoof health:)
2. A popular concoction that will stay in the collateral grooves and central sulci fairly well, is one part diaper rash paste, one part Triple antibiotic ointment, one part athletes foot cream.
Walmart has everything you need. Buy their diaper rash paste that says 40% zinc oxide on the ingredients. Lamisil or other athletes foot cream would work.
Miconazole Nitrate is another good one but it can be hard to find.
Clean the frogs thoroughly, then shove the cream down in the grooves and the central sulci.
3. That should help for now but may not be the cure. If you could post clear pictures of the hooves, it would be helpful. Do NOT wash the hooves, they need to be dry. Just brush the dirt off as best you can:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.