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  1. Horse Grooming
    I'm honestly at my wits end right now. In 2019 brownie had a very traumatic experience with a farrier who was really rough and even caused her to rear up and flip over. Thankfully she was okay but does now have a bumb on her nose where the halter sits. That was the last time that farrier was...
  2. Hoof Care
    Please help! I have recently purchased a 15.3 2017 gelding. When I brought him home, he had shoes on his front feet. I do not shoe my horses, so my farrier removed the shoes when he was due for a trim. Unfortunately he has been shod since he was a yearling and now he has large cracks and...
  3. Horse Health
    QUESTIONS:) What are your "success" stories with this progressive disease... ? Specifically, the maintenance you've used and works for your horse, what you avoid in daily life. Some horse still show with ringbone, does yours? Low ringbone is arthritis of the coffin joint for those who don't...
  4. Horse Health
    Hi! I am wondering if anyone has any tricks for dealing with a navicular horse. My 9 year old QH gelding was diagnosed with it when he was 5 or 6 years old, in the right front foot, after he started bucking under saddle. About a year and a half ago he was diagnosed with it in the left front as...
  5. Hoof Care
    Just found these clip on horse shoes online and curious to know if anyone has tried them out? https://four-leggedcare.com/
  6. New to Horses
    I am new to horses and in the search for my forever horse. I came across this quarter horse and havent met him in person but the owner sent me this picture. My question is, his hooves look very cracked. Does it look like just needing an appt with the ferrier or is this just a case of bad hoofs...
  7. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hey y'all! I'm new to the Horse Forum and I'm very glad I joined. Every time I come across a new question regarding my sassy mare, I turn to mentors and google. 9 times out of 10, an answer can be found here, so I decided it's time to join. I have a 10 year old TWH/Arabian mare. She has always...
  8. Hoof Care
    Hay y'all! About a month and a half ago my gelding got a baaaaaaaaaad abscess in his front left foot. Before it popped, he could barely walk on it, and was always the last one in in the mornings. Then, after I soaked in warm water and epsom salts for three or four days it popped... at his...
  9. Hoof Care
    Hi, I've noticed on my ex racer seems that since I've taken her shoes off and had a bare foot trim, her white line seems go recede to be below her hoof and sole. I've attached two pictures I took to show what I mean and hoping someone might shed some light on whether its something to worry...
  10. Hoof Care
    My horse has a toe crack that is getting larger. The farrier notched it but that did not seem to help. Obviously I am going to have the farrier out again, but has anyone had issues with toe cracks? What did your farrier do/say about it? Also for some background the crack is on the front left...
  11. Hoof Care
    Question above. Does sand footing, mixed with wood chips affect the horse's hooves in any way? I've heard the hoof may become softer and the horse will be extremely-ouchy on normal groud after he gets used to the sand footing. Is it true or no? P.S. Please no other comments except in the...
  12. Review Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! I am looking forward to buy the BOA HOOF BOOTS by Easycare Inc for my horse, would like to hear some reviews and thoughts about them. I am ONLY asking those, who had bought/tried the boots themselves please. I really want to hear about YOUR experience about using the BOA boots, what you...
  13. Horse Health
    Hi All, My vet diagnosed my 14 year old mare with navicular disease about 3 weeks ago. I took her in because the twisting of her back leg started getting more pronounced and she began to trip every time I took her out to ride. The vet wanted to start her on injections but said that was no...
  14. Hoof Care
    Hi, I recently started caring for my horse on my own. Usually I have had someone at the school I went to who organised the farrier etc. My horse TV usually needs doing every 6 weeks but this time of year it varies and last time he needed doing after 4 weeks and it was well overdue. How do I...
  15. Hoof Care
    First of all I need to say I have a Farrier coming out this week asap to get his opinion and have him just tidy up the trim he is calling me tomorrow with a time and day. My farrier was supposed to come last weekend he has cancelled on me twice now so I have called a new one that other boarders...
  16. Horse Health
    Hi Guys, I have a 12.2hh pony who is roughly 23 years old, she has in the past suffered from many bouts of laminitis, she has been quite good up until recently. She has had an xray and one of her pedal bones has rotated slightly, the misallignment with the hoof is ever so slight. She is...
  17. Endurance Riding
    Hello, my name is Marta. I´m studying Veterinary at the University of Córdoba in Spain. I would like to know if you recommend me the Barefoot in Endurance Riding and the use of boots for horses. Are boots a system of hoof protection? Does this system respect the natural biomechanics of...
  18. Horse Talk
    I just got word last night that my farrier is no longer doing trimming. :sad: It's not a huge issue for me because there is another farrier who comes to the farm who is good and he loves my Honey. So, what's the big deal then? Why the vent? It's the reason why she is quitting, and I can't...
  19. Hoof Care
    I have a twenty year old gelding named Duke. As you can see he is a bit old, and is only used for western pleasure and a rarely a public trail ride. After I ride him, even if it's only for a little bit, he's always sore, and usually has a crack in at least one of his feet. What would help? Hoof...
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