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post #21 of 27 Old 12-20-2009, 02:17 AM
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First of all, congrats on the new horse!
second, wild spot is just saying that mabye getting another opinion n her hooves from another farrier might be good. The hoof does always keep growing, thus why we have to trim them :) She wasn't trying to make you upset, as you are starting to sound. All she, and now I, am saying, is that maybe getting another farrier to see that crack would be good. If she is fine with shoes already, no prob. Also, she wasnt saying to pull the sgoes. She was just saying to have a vet check her [U]hoof[U], nothing about actually pulling the shoes. So, like I said, I don't think the shoes will hurt her(actually I highly doubt it), and if you are happy with that,fine. But if you ever get interested one day in that crack, just have another farrier look! :)

Once again, congratulations! :)
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post #22 of 27 Old 12-20-2009, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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tomorrow is monday... grrr im confused...
Maybe you are in a different time zone? It is 11:36PM Saturday right now ;)

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First of all, congrats on the new horse!
second, wild spot is just saying that mabye getting another opinion n her hooves from another farrier might be good. The hoof does always keep growing, thus why we have to trim them :) She wasn't trying to make you upset, as you are starting to sound. All she, and now I, am saying, is that maybe getting another farrier to see that crack would be good. If she is fine with shoes already, no prob. Also, she wasnt saying to pull the sgoes. She was just saying to have a vet check her [u]hoof[u], nothing about actually pulling the shoes. So, like I said, I don't think the shoes will hurt her(actually I highly doubt it), and if you are happy with that,fine. But if you ever get interested one day in that crack, just have another farrier look! :)

Once again, congratulations! :)
Thanks! We will have a farrier, so he might see the crack and recommended something, but the vet is experienced with that sort of stuff, and it actually has something to do with the coronet band, it will never heal. I'm a bit overtired, its late.. if i tend to sound grumpy :P
But, the owners and the vet would know what is best for the horse, also the owners have a farrier that knows how to do her feet properly :)
Thanks again!

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post #23 of 27 Old 12-20-2009, 12:42 PM
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I will say that I have not seen the feet so I will only state what I have seen and what I have talked to my farrier about in the past. Some cracks are made worse by shoes. The way the shoe works and fits and flexes dose not allow the foot to heal and callas over as needed to make it heal. I have an old broodmare who has such a foot. If she had been shod it would have never healed. B/C she never was it did heal just fine. Looks a bit odd and needs to be kept trimmed correctly or it grows a bit funny but nothing that would ever cause her a problem

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post #24 of 27 Old 12-20-2009, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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I will say that I have not seen the feet so I will only state what I have seen and what I have talked to my farrier about in the past. Some cracks are made worse by shoes. The way the shoe works and fits and flexes dose not allow the foot to heal and callas over as needed to make it heal. I have an old broodmare who has such a foot. If she had been shod it would have never healed. B/C she never was it did heal just fine. Looks a bit odd and needs to be kept trimmed correctly or it grows a bit funny but nothing that would ever cause her a problem
Thank you for the info, but that is not the case for my horse. She must have shoes on, her hoof is healed, and it doesnt cause her a problem at all with shoes on. Shoes are on her to support her feet, maybe in your experience that wasn't the case, but with my horse, she needs front shoes.

So, please lets get back on topic. I know for a fact that my horse must wear shoes, and if someone posts again about her feet, I will not reply to their post.

Anyways, what I was wondering was ways to keep her from slipping in the winter, and I have come up with rubber tubing.
Another thing that I wanted to know, is should I not ride on trails in the winter, or would it be okay with the tubing?
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What are you talking about slipping and tubing??? First if all she has on is front shoes she will be fine. If she has had shoes on as long as you have stated she knows what she can and can not do when turned out. As for trails. WHY not? I have trail ridden all year around sliders or not. Again it comes down to the fact that YOU need to know your horses limitations.

Sliders and snow, wet grass, even just grass when being ridden can and do cause problems. YOU need to know that and know what you can ask of her. If she dose not have sliders on then there should be little problem.

I would not suggest putting any thing over the shoes or on the bottom of the shoes. This can and dose cause more problems then just letting the horse do what they do. Believe me they know.

Also the case I was referring to the shoes where for support.

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What I mean, is that there is a type of rubber tubing that gets attached inside the shoe, which helps the horse from slipping, and our trainer recommended it. We might leave her back shoes on as well, but we will see what the farrier thinks about it. Okay thanks, and I do know her limitations, but I was just checking to see if it is safe to ride in the winter at all, but I guess it is :) Thank You!

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post #27 of 27 Old 12-20-2009, 02:53 PM
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You are talking about pads then?? I would not say they are going to keep her from slipping. They will help with keeping snow from packing into the foot.

The rears are more of a concern then the fronts. I have had horses in which I can leave sliders on over the winter and turn them out and others that I could not or at least I had to be careful as to where I turned them out at. Each horse is different. However if you are not riding her or not riding her hard or working on stopping I would pull the rear shoes.

Right now I only have one horse with sliders on.

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