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post #1 of 29 Old 08-11-2020, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Critique this trim

Unfortunately this is 8 days out so it's not super fresh, but I'd appreciate any thoughts. Or any thoughts about his hooves. I wrote which hoof it was on his soles.

I'm trying to figure out why he was sore for almost a week after this trim.
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Well... my pictures did not all upload. I will try adding them here.
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The front picture still didn't load... I will try again...
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I am no help in the trim department. But that central sulcus crack in the RF (the others have a little too) would make me get the Tomorrow out asap. I also have to say that I have been battling thrush for a looong time - so if I see something suspicious that could invite thrush, I am on it before it can take hold
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I am no help in the trim department. But that central sulcus crack in the RF (the others have a little too) would make me get the Tomorrow out asap. I also have to say that I have been battling thrush for a looong time - so if I see something suspicious that could invite thrush, I am on it before it can take hold
I guess I should stick the hoofpick up there and see. Whenever I smell or see anything black or gunky I do treat with thrushbuster.

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I too saw the bulb crack and cringed..
I'm sorry I am not understanding why this farrier is trimming, sculpting the point of the frog then leaving the bulb area overgrown when you can see a deep crack and know there is a opportunity for organism to grow and difficult to treat...
I just don't get it.

I can tell you though that your horse stands like he truly hurts...his forelegs pulled under his body, his hinds hiked forward also in protection mode...
Other than the thrush "suspected" are you sure he isn't sore someplace else and transferring ouch to what you think is hoof?
I don't particularly like your farriers finished product in appearance but can't see enough of the angles, balances and such to say anymore than ...me not like.
Something though is not right...8 days out and still sore, gimpy or lame...
You can bet a lameness vet would be making a appearance at this time...no more excuses of may have cut to short...nope, somethings up.
And if determined it is the foot cut that short...no way no how are they permitted to touch my animals again.. 8 days post and still that sore..
...yup all those icons is about how I feel, not good about this.

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I asked her about the bulb area of the frog when she was here last time and she said she was trying to let it grow out because the old trimmer always took too much frog off. I wanted to wait until after I took pictures and get comments, but I want to go in there and trim all that junk off. Some of it is actually fairly flappy. This is part of what I'm trying to understand about trimming, and why I asked about people taking off frog and sole. The old trimmer did pare the frog down each time, but then it didn't usually get flappy between trims unless the weather changed from dry to really wet. But with this new trimmer leaving it like that, I feel like I'm having to cut stuff off of it myself every week. But then I think, well, what do I know, I'm not a trimmer, maybe that's OK.

As for his stance, he's always stood like that, as far as I can remember. He's been looked at by the chiro vet and two bodyworkers, and none of them commented on it.
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Oh, and one more thing. Looking at the LR picture, the apex of the frog is really thick. I'm not sure if that comes across in the pictures. It sticks up way beyond the rest of the frog. I'm wanting to take that off as well, but again, what do I know. The trimmer saw it and left it there, who am I to second guess?

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Not sure I'd use ThrushBuster on an infected sulcus. I did finally try some Tomorrow Dry Cow and the stuff is amazing. 3 tubes for $14 on Ebay. But yeah, stick a hoof pick in there and pry around. Pony will tell you if it's sore. Heels sure look tall but shouldn't make him sore. If you know anyone that's good with hoof testers, might give that a try. There's a problem, that's for certain. I don't really have an offering at this point.
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