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  1. Horse Health
    Hi there and sorry about such a generic question, but we are rather desperate; I’m originally from Germany but since German Google was not very helpful, I figured that it would be best to diversify and ask for help in the Horseforum community. Our 17 year-old horse has been lame for...
  2. Hoof Care
    Hello everyone! I have a 8yo Haflinger gelding named Strudel, got him 6 months ago, Im using him mostly for countryside walks after work, mountail trails and light ground work. He's a lovely boy but the previous owner kept him in terrible conditions for almost 3 years (long and muddy winters...
  3. Hoof Care
    Curious to read some reviews of the flip flop from other people who have used them. Mainly, if anyone has used them in a ring setting on a consistent basis. Does the sand get stuck under the boot? Anyone figured out a way to reuse the boot since they are expensive to be regluing every 4...
  4. Hoof Care
    Hi all, new to the forum, thanks for having me! We brought home a new :runninghorse2: last week. He's our second, so we have some experience but are still novice owners. Our new guy, Red, is 13 years old, a former parade horse, super chill. We bought him from a local consignment type place...
  5. Horse Health
    Hey guys. So I got some bad news today that I'm still working on processing a bit. I had the farrier come out today to trim my horses hooves and also my filly, Ren, had an abscess in her right hind hoof. He said it was nothing serious and got rid of it quite easily, but noticed something else...
  6. Hoof Care
    Opinions on my horses hooves? I have recently changed farriers and wanted some feedback on how his feet look. Any advice/thoughts are welcome! He is an 11 year old appendix in light-moderate work. And these pictures were taking about a week and a half after being worked on. First two are...
  7. Hoof Care
    My 12yr old TB threw her left shoe and seemed fine so I decided to remove the other one to see how she did. She was off work for a few weeks due to unrelated issues so this seemed like a good time to try her barefoot. She's only had shoes on for about 8 months. Even though she never had shoes...
  8. Hoof Care
    Are any of you using the Apex Trim Method? You can find it on youtube or Facebook. I don't have a horse right now (:cry:) but I saw my friend's mare yesterday after not seeing her for a while and the change in her feet and movement is amazing! Just wondering if anyone else has seen such...
  9. Hoof Care
    Just found these clip on horse shoes online and curious to know if anyone has tried them out? https://four-leggedcare.com/
  10. 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...
  11. Hoof Care
    long story short, i switched farriers 2 months ago and recently switched to a new one after my horse had sudden lameness for two months. new farrier was upset to find my horse's heels were badly crushed, she was walking on her toes, and was so sore in the hamstrings she couldn't even trot. good...
  12. Hoof Care
    My horse is barefoot (because I want him to be), but he gets bruised and his feet are pretty weak overall. I need him to wear hoof boots during turn out, I have tried the Cavallo Trek Boots, the were really awesome, but their sizes didn't fit my gelding. Now I am in search of a replacement, a...
  13. Hoof Care
    It was reacently brought to my attention that an older lady with multiple health issues was having big problems with a horse and getting treatment. I went out to see what was up when asked by a mutual friend, and found a rear hoof split from toe to top. Obviously infected and in need of...
  14. Hoof Care
    Hey folks! I've got a 14 year old barefoot mare that's always had an odd limp that would disappear and reappear constantly since I had her moved to our place about seven or so months ago. It's most painfully noticeable at the trot, and she's never gotten as rowdy as the other horses (for...
  15. Horse Health
    The abbreviated issue: I noted mild intermittent lameness at the start of winter turnout when my mare was moved to a paddock from her summer pasture. Being occasionally "off" and slight, intermittent head bobbing at the trot has at one point progressed to a short stride on the front left and...
  16. Hoof Care
    when i pick my horses hooves, part of her hoof will come off but like in a crumbly form. her hoof is soft to, it is the soul of her hoof. i am trying to figure out if there is something really wrong, my vet cant come out till the middle of next month. please give me any advice that you can. Em
  17. Horse Grooming
    So, as the title says, my lease horse is trained to pick up his hooves already (I mean, he can do it), but just dislikes it. Every time I pick up the hoof, he's fine. After about 15-20 seconds of me picking, then he'll try to force it down and swish his tail (which may be cause of the flies now...
  18. Hoof Care
    Hi! I have a 10 year old Arab gelding named Bo. He has been barefoot his entire life. He has 3 white hooves, & one black hoof. He had a slight case of White Line Disease, but it's almost all gone & it never really turned into anything. I have noticed that the entire time I have been riding/owned...
  19. Hoof Care
    When i was picking my horses hoof, I found that the skin of the frog had torn and there is also quite a large hole. It doesn't cause him any pain but I'm very concerned. What is it, is it normal and if not how can I fix it? :eek_color:
  20. Hoof Care
    Hello! I've been trimming Nav's hooves for about a year now, after a couple of years experience under a mentor. It's been a while since I've had anyone out to watch me work so I thought it would be beneficial to get some other and more experienced opinions. I feel like I haven't been doing...
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