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post #1 of 10 Old 06-14-2018, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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Foundered pony - What NOT to do...

This pic comes from someone 'shadowing' a farrier to learn to do it herself. This farrier is supposedly experienced in 'rehabbing' founder cases. The horse is (obviously) foundered & lame, supposedly was lame because of walking on his soles. So they 'relieved' them like this. With nippers, not even a knife!! Then shod the horse, to keep all the load on the walls. Not that clear from the pic but farrier wasn't even concerned that after nipping that deep(shudder), he uncovered a necrotic hole that 'only' went 1/3" deep!!

Makes the client that took a drill to his horse's seedy seem almost reasonable!!
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-14-2018, 06:06 AM
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Aaaaah! Poor pony. Why didn't he just chop into the pesky coffin bone while he was at it?
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Nearly got there, gotta! This is also the 3rd trim on this pony and he's been trying to 'get through' all that 'bruising' in the sole...
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Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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Oh. My. God.

What is the plan going forward? In the pony in your care now?
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-14-2018, 07:44 AM
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OH SWEET JESU! That poor pony. I would put the poor thing down before I'd let someone chop into their foot like that.

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Oh. My. God.

What is the plan going forward? In the pony in your care now?
Sadly, no, not one I get any say in... except giving my opinion & trying to better educate the poor misguided girl who is learning from a 'pro' that 'that's what you do'. Off a FB group I'm on. I just hope I & the multitude of others who have expressed their horror get through to this girl so she learns better & doesn't go on to do this sort of thing to a horse herself.

Apparent plan going forward is to do one last trim, then if there is still no improvement, to tell the owner they need to put the horse down! Not even vets involved...
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First of all -poor pony!!
Talk about trial by fire! She's getting to see some farrier stuff they just can't teach. Maybe this will motivate her to become a learned expert in laminitis. It sure seems like a neglected farrier field where she's at.
Let's all hope that the pony gets put down and the farrier in training becomes one of the greats because of this!
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-15-2018, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, hope so. She's responding to everyone's comments defensively, keeps saying how experienced this farrier is at rehabbing founder tho. Hope she comes around. & Hope the owners come around before the next 'trim' & consult someone that can help the poor thing.
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Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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Have X rays been taken to determine where the pedal/coffin bone is?

Just winging it is not a plan
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-15-2018, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Course not Jaydee. Tho to be fair, I think farrier did request owner get them. Me thinks this farrier shouldn't be allowed to put sharp tools near a horse without rads...

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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