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post #21 of 34 Old 03-13-2020, 05:45 PM
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There's a frog there looks buried in excess sole at back part of foot.

Agree with loosie need to educate yourself on hooves. There's a lot of so called good farriers,but in fact they are not good. Also a lot of clueless horse owners who just believe farrier is doing a good job.

Because the horse owners themselves are clueless as to what a good trim looks like. Can tell you now shoes aren't the answer for a poor trim won't fix it. I'm not anti shoes also not a hoof boot believer.

My gelding is shod currently with pads and studs for traction. His feet are cracking splitting up. So there's that.
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post #22 of 34 Old 03-13-2020, 06:32 PM
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Looked at the pictures again, it appears as if there is no frog???
It is contracted, probably partly from such long, forward heels, but I think it also looks like it's shed recently, which would make it look worse/more 'recessed' than it is.
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post #23 of 34 Old 03-13-2020, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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rambo99,
I am educated on hooves, but have never seen this problem before. I have seen much longer feet on shod horses, and a few days longer will not hurt this mare, but it is more important that I get the right person to do it.

I am not a farrier, but will get the best I can find.
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^Yep, and BTW, we all understand, mostly from first hand experience, how hard it can be to find a *good* professional. It is also why many of us, whether we eventually went pro or not, started learning & trimming our own in the first place. Farriers, it sometimes seems, are a 'dime a dozen', but good ones are rare as hens teeth.

IMO I agree, a few days - or a week or few - here & there, if you're not asking this horse to perform, are highly unlikely to do further damage at any significant level, but if you do have trouble finding a good pro in the short term, I would, if she were mine, have someone reduce heels & bars a fair bit at least, even if you need to resort to an 'any old'.
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In all my years with horses i do not think I have ever seen a hoof coming anywhere near as bad as this!

Having said this if the horse is sound and has been turned out/ridden over any sort of hard ground then all I can say is that the hoof must be made of iron!
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I am loving that so many of you have never seen hooves in that bad of a shape! Perhaps the neglect etc that I've seen at (many)times is out of the ordinary....
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I have had (in the past) horses at the age of 3 or 4 come over from Eire that had never had a foot trim in their lives and broken chunks missing. Had them where they had had a abscess under run the sole so that when trimmed the whole sole came away, but, as I said, never seen anything like the OP's picture.

I even had a cob mare arrive, shod, shoes unworn but they had been on for months. The shoes didn't chink as a worn, loose shoe does but went kerflop with every foot fall. No one would think of buying her because of her feet.

Farrier came and he had never seen anything like it. When he went to trim her he could actually trim the hoof above the clenches!

Best part was that the mare was a cheap horse and as said no one wanted her. Once her feet were trimmed and I got the clippers out, clipping her fully including her legs, one of the people who had originally looked at her saw her (it was about 4 weeks later) and paid five time my original asking price.

That mare mad a top show cob, she had excellent feet!
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I feel this mare has been in the pasture as a broodmare.

Someone has not taken time to trim her fetlocks in a while and the hair on the bottom of her jaw is long. Even I would have taken a pair of scissors to that if I didn't want to get the clippers out.

She is of Working Quarter horse conformation, which I did seek. She is attractive and she has the conformation to perform these duties as well. But being 10 years old, I would not start putting a lot of stress on her at this time. My goal is to get that foot seen about. The rain and mud conditions are really slowing progress down for us at this time.

She has the pedigree of many great working horses before. Jackie Bee being her grandsire, and Poco Bueno, Doc Bar, Blue Hancock, and so on.... But as the old saying goes, "you can't ride the papers" is true, knowing that they come from these lines does help.

I saw on "Dreamhorse" where her 2016 filly was for sale at one time, but the photo is gone now. I would love to have been able to see her.

My first goal is to get help with her feet, then when that gets squared away, is to just pleasure ride her; ponying a yearling colt a bit. There are miles of dirt roads around crop land that I can ride on. Mostly just walking and trotting, and watching deer and turkey along the ride.
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Oh wow. Being an Arab, Morgan, TWH person, I am still somewhat familiar with those old QH lines.

I grew up amidst QH people - I was an Arab/Morgan island unto myself and took a lot of heat for my choice of horses in those days, lollol

Someone I did a lot of trail riding with had a son of Poco Bueno - this was in the 1970ís. Poke was kept a stallion and the sweetest, kindest gentleman you could ask to trail ride with. A handsome athletic built horse, too:)

It sounds as if this mare has finally landed in a good place with you:).

Again, we will all be anxious to hear what the vet has to say and hereís hoping you can quickly find a good farrier:)

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post #30 of 34 Old 03-15-2020, 04:24 PM
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I'm gathering Rudy that you didn't mean fetlocks when you said someone didn't bother to trim them!

Has she got unusually long hair elsewhere?
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