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post #1 of 17 Old 05-12-2019, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Hoof Cinch

Has anyone had any personal experience with the Hoof Cinch or know anyone who has?


Founder, Hoof Cinch, founder repair, founder, laminitis, laminitis repair,


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I have a friend who has a laminiitic mare and she has some contraption on her front feet ...
I think it looks similar, like a hose clamp used on radiator hoses of older cars.
She swears that it works wonders...
I think you must do more frequent farrier work for it to benefit the horse...
Pretty pricey is what I'm led to believe to buy too...
So, honestly....
For all this thing is supposed to do...
First off...Not sure if the horse is still using said appliance...
I saw the mare in the pasture the other day so sore, so lame she would not take a step, period.
They had to go give a injection of something to reduce her pain enough to get her in the barn...a considerable distance.
So, to me it is not working when I see the animal in such distress...
Horse though is older, not in good health by her appearance anymore and with the lameness...if she was mine she would cross the Rainbow bridge now, actually months ago.
Don't know if the being on pasture is part of the issue. We don't discuss or get into it...
Sadly, friend has several that need some serious intervention because of very old age and now just failing in health.

Not the best answer, but sure looks the same thing she bought...
Did it do miracles...not that I see.
...


**I just re-read the advertisement carefully and looked closely at the pictures...This is what she has....not impressed. I never saw much improvement in the mares traveling, sore was just lessened but still sore and lame to me**

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It doesn’t look terribly expensive; it might be worth a try.

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post #4 of 17 Old 05-12-2019, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Price is $60 plus $5 shipping.


I watched an application of it on Rick Lamb. Yes, with the hose clamp thingie.


The claim is that the pain comes from the stretching of the laminae as the hoof capsule moves forward a little with each step. The cinch is supposed to stabilize this movement as the hoof wall grows down.


NOT recommended as a replacement for proper trimming, diet, and exercise. Would be useless without that.


horselovinguy's friend swears by it. That sounds good. $65 is almost pennies to what I've spent so far. Think I'll try it. Don't see how it could hurt.
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Spoke with my friend...
She said when first done there was a large improvement in the horse..
Other issues though have intruded which is what I saw and was not impressed with...
So, yea... she is extremely well educated with 4 master degrees in animal sciences and husbandry related topics..
I believe what she says...
For $60, its worth anything to get them some relief and improve quality of life.
Go for it!!

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I wonder if this could help my horse who has heel avulsion. He has a scar in his coronet band and the first storm of winter softens everything up and his heel pulls off. I wonder if this would support that damaged coronary band enough to help him keep it together.
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Why not contact the company and ask....
You might just get to "guinea-pig" the product for this type of issue for free if it hasn't been tried before...
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When using the Steward Clogs for laminitis or founder there is a trap a person needs to be aware of which I think would apply to the Hoof Cinch as well.


The Clog worked so well, both directly attached and attached to the bottom of a boot, that the horse appeared to no longer be lame which tended (for me) to reduce vigilance on nutrition and exercise.



When I say appeared to no longer be lame, I mean that lameness can really only be accurately judged when the horse is barefoot. I have learned that when the boot/clogs are removed for a while, the horse can soon begin presenting lame again.


Founder and the aftermath is quite a steep learning curve, and not a fun one at all.
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An experienced barefoot trimmer visited Hondo yesterday. He had heard of the Hoof Cinch but had no personal experience with them. He did say a friend of his that trimmed near Las Vegas absolutely swore by them. So I ordered a set.


But they only accomplish two things. Increased comfort for more movement and faster healing and reattachment. And then only providing the underlying cause is found and addressed.


He was here a couple of hours and I learned a lot.
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As long as there is a possibility for improvement, It's worth a try. My Dixie still isn't moving like she should, and I've been seriously considering adding wedge pads to her boots. The debate absolutely rages, but my favorite hoof guru seems to be softening under certain circumstances, Like Dixie's long toes/low heels. And the application seems to be pure guesswork, as to whether it will help or hurt. I suspect Dixie has negative palmar angles. Her front breakover is still delayed, but better with heavily modified boots. I am waiting to receive a pair of 2 degree wedge pads and will place them in her boots under her comfort pads. They are full pads that will support the frogs.She is out of boots for three hours every morning, so I think her tendons and ligaments will get a rest from the different angles.

We are almost five months into this rehab and she's grown down something over an inch. If the wedges help, I foresee using them through the summer. Hopefully she'll have strong enough feet to carry on without devices by then.

I've put her on a joint supplement in hopes that it will support the structures that may be adversely affected by the slight "clunking" of her joints.

You just don't know how a thing's going to work until you try it. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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