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post #1 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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how could they let his happen

So last week I was given a mini mare from a friend. I always thought they were very horse smart people. She's the kind that can ride anything with hair. Whenever I has question, they were one of the first ones that I would call. I have lost so much respect for these people. I can not beleive the appaling condition of this poor girl. They told me her back feet were "a little long". When they brought her, they admitted that "she doesn't like having her back feet done, so we just didn't mess with them much". Feet care is a basic necesity!!! How can you just ignore their feet ???? She is horribly overweight. Guess why? They had her on alalfa & sweet feed! Anybody with any common sence knows you can not have a mini on a diet like that!!! I'm still trying to get ahold of the farrier to start getting her feet fixed. The diet has been changed to grass hay with NO grain at all! Hopfully I can get her feet fixed up soon & start working on rehabbing her.
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post #2 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 04:26 PM
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Awe poor little girl

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post #3 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 04:31 PM
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"A little long"? Wow! I don't blame you for losing respect for them, that's awful. Glad you have her now and can bring her back into proper condition.

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I just now got of the phone with the farrier. He had taken a vacation & when he got back on Monday, he had 24 emergency calls, plus trying to catch up on normal clients. He's going to try to get our way sometime this week

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post #5 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 04:36 PM
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Wow! You might need a vet there to sedate for those back feet. Honestly if I were you, I'd have nothing to do with them for letting the horse get in that condition.
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post #6 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 04:40 PM
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Is there another farrier that you can contact? Those feet look like they hurt. Especially the one that curves up O_o poor thing. I'm glad you got to her. Hopefully she hasn't foundered, but I'd be suprised if the hasn't if she has been on alfalfa and sweet feed.

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post #7 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 04:42 PM
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Yup I'd sedate to get the feet done
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You will certainly need some sedation or something to get those feet done as she's going to be in a lot of pain - and its a long haul job to get them right because that looks more like laminitic feet than just overgrown hooves
Poor thing, she's lucky you have her now, good luck
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post #9 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 04:58 PM
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Oh wow, never seen anything like that! Amazing!

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post #10 of 46 Old 03-09-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking founderd when I first saw her as well. But, like when I pulled in today, she was cantering around the corral chasing & playing with my mini donk. If she was foundeed, wouldn't she be painful when walking?

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