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  1. Horse Health
    I currently own a 16 yo Quarter Horse gelding. I've had him for about two years now and throughout the time I have owned him, he's had some slight issues with his hooves being very tender and not able to walk on rocks, gravel, etc., however, it has never become a major problem with his barrel...
  2. Hoof Care
    I have 2 questions. 1. Do you have any tips/tricks on helping hooves. 2. What would you do if you have 2 farriers that disagree with each other. Here is a little background on my horse. I recently got a 5 year old 17.0 hh grey OTTB. He came off the track at the end of January and I got him...
  3. Hoof Care
    I had my farrier out to trim my horse last Wednesday. She said she had white line disease in two hooves. Front and back left hooves. She told me that it was caused from her feet not being taken care of before I got her, and the pasture she was in was just thick mud which I doubt helped. She...
  4. Horse Health
    So a while back my gelding Sunny was diagnosed with Sidebone. The vet explained what it was and that his was a very mild case. So mild in fact, that the vet wasn't sure that was the reason he was having lameness issues at the time. He gave him injections in both front feet and that has been a...
  5. Horse Health
    I need some help/advice as I really can't afford/don't want to contact a vet if its unessasary. My 15 year old thoroughbred had a pretty big bruise under his foot which the farrier popped open about 2 weeks ago, he told me to bathe it and keep putting iodine on it all in which i did for about a...
  6. Hoof Care
    These are pictures I had in my phone that I cropped so I apologize for the poor quality, but please let me know what you think I can/need to do to help her feet. My farrier is already working on them, but I am trying to get more ideas and input from others as well. Also, he said she is flat...
  7. Horse Health
    I own a QH gelding who is prone to greasy heel, mud fever, whichever you like... He's had a slightly severe case before which required bandaging (my father has dealt with so many cases of this, I trust him wholey that he was giving me correct advice) Because I've read in some places bandaging...
  8. Horse Health
    I have a 4yo OTTB that I got in February. His last race was in September. Ever since I've had him he has had really short, upright feet. When the farrier came to look at him he said they were too short and he needed shoes to keep him from wearing them down anymore, so we waited for his feet to...
  9. Horse Health
    Ok, here it goes. My 21 year old gelding who I have owned for 10 years now got thrush a few months ago. He's never had it before and neither has my mare so I'm new to dealing with this personally. I live in Ohio and it's been especially rainy this year and he's been moved to a stall with...
  10. Horse Health
    I was reading an article that stated that Founer and Laminitis were the same. However, I had heard before that they are different issues. My horse is not afflicted I am just an avid horse lover and I like to learn as much as possible. Please help me to understand the difference. Any information...
  11. Horse Health
    I'm sure my horse is shedding his frogs, front feet mostly. They're looking ragged and he's been a little tender on his feet recently. I was away on vacation for a week so his feet weren't picked and when I came back and finally got to pick them I noticed white chalky stuff down under the mud...
  12. Horse Health
    I just recently bought a miniature mare as a companion for our other two horses. When we went to look at her i knew her feet were in bad shape but really didnt look that close till we got her home. Im thinking they had her on bute when we went to look at her. She didnt say anything to me about...
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