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post #111 of 171 Old 10-21-2018, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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@SueC @gottatrot . Just to be clear horse is ridden 5 to 6 days a week. Most rides are 2 hours maybe 2 1/2. Weekends longer rides like 6 hours. Horse is fit has been for months.

He roams 10 acres not now due to acorns, has a 1/2 acre currently.

No will not sell him because he has foot issues. He's been through enough. Has other issues that most won't tolerate. He'd endup in a not good situation. I won't do that to him. Not his fault his feet are in less than great shape.

I'll learn to trim hooves. I let farrier do him then feet won't be such a mess. I'll take over from there, I owe it to horse. I made him sore so I'll take care of him.

I'll study all I can on trimming hooves. Will take pictures and post them here. Can't sleep so I'll study about hooves.

Now I need to know how to get him more comfortable on his feet.??
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post #112 of 171 Old 10-21-2018, 04:53 PM
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Cheap medicine hoof boots are what I bought when I didn't have much money but needed to make my horse more comfortable until he grew more hoof after the farrier made him sore from trimming too much. I get it's hard for you because you love riding. But no hoof, no horse. You gotta buckle up and do it for your horse. Tell the farrier specifically not to touch ANY sole, only the hoof wall and bars.
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"I don't understand why riding him with current state of his feet is such an issue. Almost every horse I ride with there feet are no better probably worse."

This is bad because of the uneven landing, the shock and strain it puts on the inside of the hoof and the leg. Maybe it doesn't make them limp now but it sure will cause them hell later. @loosie
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Her's picture of left front sole with no shoe. Thanks for the video link will take a look here. Farrier never touches the sole never has trimmed down bars. Highly doubt he'll trim bars this time. Picture is kinda of dark. Horse seem ok today so whatever caused soreness didn't last. He tends to be a big baby. He was running and bucking in the barnyard.

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Figured out i can lighten up the pictures, So better pic of LF sole. Hate to say this but will be super tempting to go riding tomorrow, with temp high 40s & sunny.

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post #117 of 171 Old 10-21-2018, 10:34 PM
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From the bottom they don't look awful but BUT take it with a grain of salt as its dark and it's only one picture. The bars don't look too long but still need a little defining, they should be taken down level with the sole as they can hide and cause bruises (I'll show you an example). Whenever Whenever you can take pictures in the daylight that would be better. Especially from the side.
So this won't be as detailed as loosie but the top red line is about where break over should be, or where the hoof should stop touching the ground.
The green outline is everything that is safe to cut without hurting the horse, which includes the bars.
The frog doesn't look like it needs trimming. The really white stuff that looks chalky and powdery is shedding sole so whenever you pick out hooves go to town on it. That's the only sole I generally touch. If it's dead, it has not purpose and needs to get out of the way.
I believe this would be an easy foot for you to trim yourself. Do only one a day. It's hard to hold the legs between your knees, invest in a hoof cradle stand.
So instead of your knees I kneeled down on one knee and placed the hoof on my leg perpendicular. No strain on your back and you don't have to worry about the horse making you fall over if he rips his leg away.
You got this girl, those are better hooves to learn on than my horse's was. (Look at "help me out with this hoof" if you're interested)
Even a better idea, ask the farrier to hold a foot while you trim, just one of the fronts!
Also "highly doubt he'll trim the bars this time" , TELL him that's what you need done, YOU are his employer, YOU are paying the person, GIVE him the instructions.
If I ever was physically unable to trim hooves and needed a trimmer I would draw and mark up my horses hooves EXACTLY the way I wanted.
You are the customer and if the customer doesn't get what they ordered you have the right to refuse pay.
There's no contract holding you down so he can't she.
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Here's a photo I drew on
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@BuckyGold ,thanks i tell farrier to trim down bars on horse, he will be here the 24th so only a few days away. Will get some pictures in the morning when i go out to feed. Did the Tough 1 boots work fairly good? Could order some here, just ordered a new hot fencer today one i had quit working. Looks easy enough to trim, sure it's harder to actually do though. Figure by having farrier do his feet, it will cut down on how much i need to actually do hopefully.
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That is all extra hoof wall where you have the green lines, so trimming that will shorten up his hoof quite a bit. Will have better pics tomorrow. Will get a side view also.
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