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  1. Horse Health
    Hey, My horse, a 13 yr old Hannoverian gelding banged his left knee somewhere about 3 weeks ago. We treated with cold showers and ice. I had my vet out and he said that he was lame, but on the right hand. He did some x-rays of his right leg and an ultrassound on the knee. So, it turns out he...
  2. Hoof health and Care
    I’ll be talking to the farrier too but also wanted to get the community’s opinion! TL;DR Horse lost four shoes in as many weeks. What can I do to help prevent this? I've had my horse now two weeks and he’s already lost a couple of shoes. He also lost a shoe at the end of my trial ride with him...
  3. Horse Health
    3-year-old Appaloosa Mare. Bought horse in January 2021 at 15.1 hands not over in the knees. Over a year she grew to 16.2 hands. During this time, she developed being over in the knees, but not consistently. She will be over usually only in one leg at a time, but comes out of it. When this...
  4. Hoof health and Care
    Hi, I haven't posted on here for some time and was just looking for some advice. My horse has been bare foot for the past six years and for the whole time I've owned him, and if I could I would like to keep him that way. How ever, I have recently started doing more hacking and he can be a bit...
  5. Hoof health and Care
    Ive been using this great farrier for a year and he was tossing around the idea of offering a year contract where you pay upfront for 9 farm visits and he'd take off 20%. I'm contemplating the idea as it would save me about $400. One of my horses has advanced laminitis (wears special rubber...
  6. 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...
  7. Horse Health
    My horse had a swollen pastern on his front left. I thought he might have kicked himself due to having a little gash(like the size of a dime). About 2 days later, he pulls his right shoe. He was on one shoe for 2 days, then the farrier came out, threw a new one on. (I threw in how long he was...
  8. Hoof health and Care
    My horse, Biscuit, injured his hoof in the paddock the other day. Something sliced through the sole and hoof wall, and he was very lame the first few days. Had the vet out, and she gave him bute and recommended shoes for his front feet, mainly for the injured hoof to keep the wall stable as it...
  9. Hoof health and Care
    Has anyone tried the new(ish?) glue-on composite horse shoes? On-site farrier at my barn raves about them and how fabulous they are at helping your horse grow out quarter cracks and how they better balance the weight of the horse...so opinions anyone whose tried them? They are slightly more...
  10. Eventing, Cross Country, Fox/Trail Hunting
    Has anyone ever used these before? I used a new farrier yesterday because my truck was broken. Anyway, she seemed very knowledgeable and has been in the business for about 22 years. She showed me these shoes that barrel racers use and thought they might be a good choice for an eventer (I...
  11. Hoof health and Care
    so my lovely accommodating (read the sarcasm here) horse decided to throw a shoe today. i've just recently moved to the Portland Oregon area and so do not yet have a farrier. there is a farrier that the barn typically uses however i'm not exactly the biggest fan of how some of the horses' feet...
  12. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment Queries
    Hello all, I'm new here but not to horses. I've been riding from the age of 8 and I'm now 18, so that's a total of 10 wonderful years of experience. =) I've leased several horses and have fallen in love with them all, but none as much as the sweet heart I'm leasing now, a 7 year old hanovarian...
  13. General Riding queries
    I am not sure if i should shoe my horse (Milkshake). I will competing her in jumping, western pleasure, barrel racing and i think that is all. i am not sure if i should shoe her or not
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    please, someone help, my horse will not let anyone touch her feet, if you pick one up, thats if by chance you can get her to lift it, she doesnt kick, but it takes all you have to hang onto it, she shakes it ad rips it out of your hands. needless to say she needs her feet done bad, and i can...
  15. Horse Health
    Just thought to give a friendly reminder to THANK your farrier! They go through hell and back to help horses. If your horse is hard to shoe or trim, be sure to take a little extra time to train them so the farrier can do their job safely and properly. It makes things a lot easier for the...
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