When frogs shed.... - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By PaintHorseMares
  • 1 Post By Patty Stiller
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 02-01-2014, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 2,036
• Horses: 3
When frogs shed....

So, the frog shed on the front 2/3's of my mar's hoof. It shed about 1/2" of thickness off. So, now the 1/3 at the widest part of the frog is that much higher than the rest of it, but shows no signs of wanting to be shed yet. Do I need to level it out? It is the same height as the walls etc. Or will it do it's job itself eventually?
Oldhorselady is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 02-01-2014, 12:07 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,303
• Horses: 5
If it's healthy, I would just leave it.
tressangres likes this.

On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.
PaintHorseMares is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-01-2014, 12:11 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,436
• Horses: 1
If the last rear chunks are still well attached, and not sticking up too far beyond the trimmed heels then you can leave them for now. But If the rest of the foot is getting trimmed and the remaining back bits are going to extend more than a quarter inch past the heels then take them down to almost the heel level.
Oldhorselady likes this.
Patty Stiller is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Posts: 8,362
• Horses: 0
My filly is far more susceptible to thrush than my mare. So, I trim her shedding frog "hanger on" parts just to "head off" anything, but I don't trim my mare's when they shed. Just saying.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Missy May is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prolapsed frogs Oldhorselady Hoof Care 4 12-27-2013 01:23 PM
Do these frogs look contracted? lovetotolt Hoof Care 6 07-20-2013 05:17 PM
Question about frogs ARTEMISBLOSSOM Hoof Care 1 05-09-2012 07:44 PM
Thrush in Frogs? digggin Hoof Care 8 03-27-2012 12:45 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome