Hi, responding to your initial post first, before I read further.
Originally Posted by Stephaniew9092 View Post
I have a 5 year old mare COB 14:2. She is very placid and is obese. I have had her 2 weeks.
Altho I did see your second post. If she's lost a lot of weight/girth in only 2 weeks, there may be a health/diet problem.
have bought her 2 different types of over reach boots and it doesn't stop her kicking her front left shoe off. Her over reach is the back right foot hitting the front left
Yeah, boots don't stop it, just (hopefully) minimise damage. I'd be looking at what is wrong with her that is *causing* her to do it & see about treating that. A chiropractic vet would be my first port of call on that note.
and kicking the shoe off. She's kicked it off 3 times since I've had her.
I'm not dead against shoes, but I would be very reticent to put shoes on a 5yo horse, and if she was doing that, I'd ditch the shoes anyway.
to know if she was worth the £3500 as we have bought another and he was no where near that price.
It's all relative & I suppose you could say a horse is 'worth' whatever someone is willing to pay. $3K AUD is a lot of money for a 'normal' kind of horse IMO, & GBP are worth more than $$... Depends what the breed, the training the horse has had... But then I've worked for people who had 20+yo not so sound trail hack & they reckon they got a bargain because the horse was 'only' a few K! But from what you say at the end of your first post, sorry to say, but my gut feeling is you were seriously ripped off.
I would also like to know if i can fix an over reach?
Depends on the cause & how far the damage has gone. That's a question for your vet chiro, not here.
have noticed 5 splints on her and say they will be because she has thrown her shoe off 3 times. I'm very confused how suddenly these things are cropping up,
Sounds like baloney to me. It is *possible* that if she were kicking her leg rather than hoof, the overreaching(not the lost shoe) could cause a 'splint'. But if that were so, it would also cause a wound & bad bruise - at the very least, some bark off wherever she hit. Splints though, generally come about from horses being worked too young, too hard, especially in metal shoes, which increase shock.
they are wanting to buy her but say now she has 5 splints the horse isn't even worth £100.
What lovely 'friends'!
Just trying to take you to the cleaners(again) after offloading their horse onto you I'm afraid!