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post #21 of 26 Old 07-24-2018, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mmshiro View Post
I was trying to think about what could possibly be in that pasture that would cause those injury, but, considering the color of the sole...mutilation seems the most likely cause.
Possible, but colour of the sole doesn't give anything away & it appears the horse is about *due* for a trim, not just had one.
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post #22 of 26 Old 07-24-2018, 06:35 PM
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^I just read Lydia's comment about the friend cleaning out feet & yeah, that's about all I can think of too, that she's used a knife. If feet are waterlogged & really soft, thrushy, it's possible it was done with just a hoofpick though.

So, I thought you now owned this horse Lydia. I second getting a GOOD vet & farrier to assess him before you think about handing over any cash for him.
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post #23 of 26 Old 07-24-2018, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by LydiaAndJustice View Post
If this is the case, I'm having a longggg chat with the friend I asked to keep his hooves picked out this week. She is the only one that I'm aware of that was messing with his feet. Do you think it could have happened with a hoof pick?

A hoofpick is pointy. Her sole does not have any pointy injuries on it. So no, I do not think this could have been done with a hoof pick.

A hoof knife has a dished blade that allows you to "pare" out hoof, in a bowl shape .... just like how her missing frog looks. Also looks like they pared away sole all around (where it is white).

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post #24 of 26 Old 07-24-2018, 07:50 PM
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What are the chances that his feet were already compromised and add in poor trimming(?)... and jump work. Soft infected frogs + lots of jumping, lots of pressure on the hinds, the tips of possibly over-exposed frogs on both hinds? Maybe caught on something unseen?

I could be talking out of my butt but am curious what other people think.
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post #25 of 26 Old 07-24-2018, 09:53 PM
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Around here, horses stand around in mud all spring, then go out on the first nice day and do 10 or 12 miles on gravel. I've yet to see one with chunks out of his frogs and sole like that... If this is from riding, they were riding him on sharp rocks, and even then, I would suspect the damage to be more on the rear of the frog, not the point. That's usually the last area damaged. He also doesn't have much chipping to his hoof wall, even though he's not well-trimmed. I'm willing to bet this was done with a hoof knife.
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post #26 of 26 Old 07-25-2018, 10:11 AM
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Too wide for a hoof pick. The marks say blade concentrated on sole and front V of frog not so much the back. Someone reading about mapping and natural trims with no business having a hoof knife in their hands.

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