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post #1 of 5 Old 04-21-2007, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Shallow Hooves

There's this horse that I love and would love to buy but because she has weak hooves she's always there a special type of show I can use for her or are there any other suggestions
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-23-2007, 09:14 AM
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Hmmmm. . . . . .i don't know. You should talk to a vet and see if there's something you could do to improve her feet.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-25-2007, 04:39 AM
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My first question is WHY are her hooves weak?
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-25-2007, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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she used to be on the track but then she was taken off....she was then ridden for 1 1/2 years in dressage and jumper until she went lame
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-28-2007, 06:29 PM
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I second the why are her hooves weak? You need to have a vet and farrier check her feet. Maybe take X-rays. She may have navicular (a rotated coffin bone,) have had founder / laminitis. Lots of things... If she is just sore or tenderfooted, proper shoeing can solve that. If it is navicular, or some other thing, you don't want this horse.

If her hooves are soft, shoes (at least for a while) will help. Biotin, and other hoof supplements can help. An OTT horse can have perminant foot / bone problems, that can be very expensive, and many times the horse will always be lame.

I would definitely at the very least, have a GOOD farrier check her feet. Also I would have a vet check her. Unless you don't mind having a lame horse, I would not buy her.

Good luck. Connie
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