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post #1 of 8 Old 07-12-2017, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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hind feet

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just a question, i tried searching but only got answers like overeaching, but my problem are hind legs.
basicaly he always looked little bit bruised to me in that area but i never bothered with it and told myself its just pinkish. (it looked like skin peeled off a little but never more)
But yesterday after ride he had tiny little bleeding wound there. we were only in arena, first time ever i saw it and i wash his feet after ride.(there are pictures similar to his bruise but all are front overeaching on front legs)
its on hind foot, dont remember if right or left leg. On heel arena in that part where hair starts to grow on hoof in the back, not at sides.
watched few videos and when he trots his hind legs go in (like under him bit of crossing) but i dont know if thats normal.
is it just one time thing and should be ignored ?
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Hi, bit confusing to know what you mean, but I'm imagining heel bruising/cut on one back foot? You can post pics here to show us.

If it's happened repeatedly - albeit not to the point of cutting until now, doesn't sound like a 'one time thing' to ignore. If he's interfering/plaiting with his hinds, it's possible some bodywork would sort him out.
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Agree with Loosie.

Meantime you can protect the back feet in that area with a 'Sausage Boot.'
You can buy these or make one. If you are making one all you need is a short piece of garden hose, long enough to go around the lower pastern, thread a boot lace through the hose and tie in a double bow.
This prevents one foot hitting the other low down. You only need it on one leg.
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http://www.stablemade.com/hproducts/...onet-inj14.JPG

no idea how to put picture. this one is from internet. His bruise was smaller and more to the outside. its one time thing, it never bled but when you look at whole foot it looks little bit off. as hair on both hind feet in this area is missing. It never bled before so it scared me. This is not horse i own for a week...

Dont have any pictures of my horse but hair is scratched off on outside sides of both hind feet. I have no idea if its even possible for horse to do it to himself...
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You say it's a one time thing but earlier said he tends to often appear bruised there. As it is on the outside of hind foot, I'd say he's just skunnied(tech term ) himself on something. If it/bruising happens repeatedly in that area, only on that one foot, I'd say he's got a wonky way of going & possibly bodywork would help. Or else use hoof boots or such, to protect his feet on rough footing.
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Are you sure he is hitting himself, or are you riding in abrasive ground, stopping hard?
I have ahard time picturing as to how a horse can interfer to that degree behind, but guess anything is possible
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all my attempts at photos are pathetic

so it looks bruised but it allways did so i paid no attention. but it is something I noticed right away. It never bled till now. Photos are before ride after ride its like "crust" fell of and that part became pink. but again not so much that it bleeds. (got no photo of that) It bled only that one time thats what got me scared.

That article says about limbs going instead of forward to the sides and it is something he does. His hind legs go under him and his front (this is something even my father noticed) they go under him and then forward. but there is no bruising at all on his front.

How does that sausage boot work? he has it while on pasture or while riding on riding boots?
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