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    Well said :yes:

    Well said :yes:
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    Can you keep one of her buddies in the barn with...

    Can you keep one of her buddies in the barn with her? I know it is a pain, but running around with a possible soft tissue injury could be the end of her soundness.
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    Well, I sure wouldn't be letting her out to run...

    Well, I sure wouldn't be letting her out to run in the field with her buddies.
  4. Ok the directions on my bottle of Durasole say it...

    Ok the directions on my bottle of Durasole say it is VERY concentrated. Didn't say anything about warming the hoof first or using multiple layers of it.

    Said it was meant to be used for certain...
  5. Wow. The abscess thing sounds scary. Glad it was...

    Wow. The abscess thing sounds scary. Glad it was that and not a femur fracture!
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    Durasole or Venice Turpentine might be other...

    Durasole or Venice Turpentine might be other options.
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    Definitely think one needs to work with the...

    Definitely think one needs to work with the farrier to come up with the right balance and routine :)

    I have a pony that begins to tear the barn down after about 4 hours of 'barn rest' ... unless...
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    Cindyg, is that a trim by a 'barefoot trimmer'?

    Cindyg, is that a trim by a 'barefoot trimmer'?
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    The old nail holes offer the most problem ... mud...

    The old nail holes offer the most problem ... mud squishes up inside of them and then it stays moist and begins to rot. Or get infected so to speak.

    Those can be plugged up with stuff like...
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    WLD attacks the White Line ... once the hoof wall...

    WLD attacks the White Line ... once the hoof wall becomes affected it has really gotten further than it should. Want to stay on top of that.
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    I agree with stb that the blackening is probably...

    I agree with stb that the blackening is probably a fungus .. that's why I call it hoof rot rather than thrush.

    ETA: It looks like the bruising is only on one foot in one or two areas ... that can...
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    When I asked how long the horse had been wearing...

    When I asked how long the horse had been wearing shoes, I meant how long ago was the horse barefoot? Those reddish areas in the hoof are called bruising in the hoof and they MIGHT indicate older...
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    What is your horse's 'environment' like? How much...

    What is your horse's 'environment' like? How much rain or mud does he go through every day? What is the paddock. pasture or stall condition like? How often do you clean your horse's feet?

    I see...
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    :lol:

    :lol:
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    Oh. A brave sole :)

    Oh. A brave sole :)
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    Thank you for posting this. I just went through a...

    Thank you for posting this. I just went through a nightmare of a shoeing job on my Cob.

    The toes were brought back so far he was tripping. Shoer NEVER watched him work. Shoer refused to listen to...
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    None of the photos posted on this thread looked...

    None of the photos posted on this thread looked photoshopped or retouched to me. For what it's worth.
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    I took a lot of math because I got so tired of...

    I took a lot of math because I got so tired of hearing "it's subjective".

    I start with a plumb bob in mid air and call the hooves 'fronts' and 'hinds' in an effort to keep things as simple as...
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    peep

    peep
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    Well, if you think about dorsal and ventral in...

    Well, if you think about dorsal and ventral in comparative anatomy ... maybe the horse's hooves are like fins ... and ventral might be appropriate ...
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    :lol:

    :lol:
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    The coffin bone is only one piece of the puzzle. ...

    The coffin bone is only one piece of the puzzle.

    Think about the rest of the leg ... the part that is attached to the hoof .... one doesn't want to break angles by much if you can help it.
    ...
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    Within reason (we can at least hope) the angle of...

    Within reason (we can at least hope) the angle of the hoof should match up with the angle of the pastern (from the side).

    Tall heels with a very sloped pastern or short heels with a very straight...
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    Thanks. That is what I thought. The only...

    Thanks. That is what I thought. The only experience I have had with those was that a local vet was pushing them on every horse in town.

    Including my 28 year old reining horse. Total disaster. He...
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    What type of toe enhancement is on those front...

    What type of toe enhancement is on those front shoes?
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