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    Sure. IME is generally a lot easier on the horse...

    Sure. IME is generally a lot easier on the horse mentally to shoe cold if there is no special reason to have to do it hot.

    1) it is faster the horse doesn't have to stand there as long.
    2)...
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    Hot shaping (forging the shoes) allows more...

    Hot shaping (forging the shoes) allows more custom modifications to the shoe for out of the ordinary situations.
    Hot seating correctly can harden and seal a weak hoof wall and edge of the sole on a...
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    There is nothing bad about cold shoeing IF it is...

    There is nothing bad about cold shoeing IF it is done right
    There is nothing bad about hot shoeing If it is done right.
    I have seen as many bad hot shoeing jobs as great cold ones and visa...
  4. Oh I AM SO SORRY . I lost my beloved old hen ...

    Oh I AM SO SORRY . I lost my beloved old hen 'Henrietta' a few months ago so I know just how you feel.
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    GOOD.

    GOOD.
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    Yes, and although not great, the somewhat long...

    Yes, and although not great, the somewhat long toes did not cause the sinking founder and in the condition she is in TODAY the advice from many posters here to trim these feet would kill this horse...
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    Ad she is not rotated much if at all but , she is...

    Ad she is not rotated much if at all but , she is badly SUNK, which is far worse. Sinking creates far more damage to more of the supporting and circulatory structures than a simple rotation, and...
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    In this case the problem is not from the toe...

    In this case the problem is not from the toe moving the toe likely moved because the bone detached and sunk. Very likely not a fault of the farrier at all, and in this mare's case it is the least...
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    I have worked on LOTS of foundered horses and...

    I have worked on LOTS of foundered horses and have seen LOTS of foundered horse Xrays while , working with the vets.
    Therefore, from my experience I say this horse is in SERIOUS trouble .

    DO...
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    You don't necessarily have to use screws with the...

    You don't necessarily have to use screws with the EDSS cuff shoes. They can be glued only if necessary. If the farrier does want to use screws and the hoof wall is thin, it is quite simple to thicken...
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    dish in the foot is caused by 1)club foot AND...

    dish in the foot is caused by
    1)club foot AND farrier trimmer mismanagement'
    2) founder (even sometimes with good farrier trimmer management) OR
    3) just piss poor trimming or shoeing.
  12. Yes. That.

    Yes. That.
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    And clip it if you can't read it clearly.

    And clip it if you can't read it clearly.
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    http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_bu...

    http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/What_We_Do/wild_horse_and_burro0/freezemarks.html
  15. ASalreadty staed there are Numerous options none...

    ASalreadty staed there are Numerous options none of which willl be a regular shoe ,amd all of which will require some creativity and forging and/or welding abilities.

    One option besides the...
  16. My thought is metabolic laminitis. In laminitis...

    My thought is metabolic laminitis. In laminitis caused by metabolic issues, the horses often do NOT exhibit the classic hoof tester reactions to as horses with other kinds of laminitis. Especially...
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    Well don't panic, start the search for the cause...

    Well don't panic, start the search for the cause from the bottom up.That means a vet exam with hoof testers, blocking the heels, if that doesn't find it then the whole foot foot, Xrays etc. It may...
  18. Yep..... kitty litter jugs.

    Yep..... kitty litter jugs.
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    Both statements Not true. I have seen horses...

    Both statements Not true. I have seen horses nearly go ass over teakettle in plastic shoe on some smooth surfaces, and also more grip is NOT always a good thing for the joints.
  20. PS.........IMO ALL shod horses should be...

    PS.........IMO
    ALL shod horses should be wearing some kind of shoe that eases breakover all around the foot to minimize abnormal leverage and assist in lameness prevention. Bare feet have a...
  21. If all other factors in the shoeing were the...

    If all other factors in the shoeing were the same, yes indeed it can make a difference. The half round, because of the rolled edge moves the breakover point under the foot about 1/2 the width of the...
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    Do yourself a favor and get it done ASAP. You...

    Do yourself a favor and get it done ASAP.
    You will be doing the horse world a favor.

    His bloodlines are not worthy to re-breed.
    He has done nothing, his dam has done nothing, his sire has...
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    In the selenium toxicity cases I have seen all...

    In the selenium toxicity cases I have seen all the mane and tail hair comes out, and at a quite rapid rate once toxic levels are reached. Not just the forelocks.
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    There is plenty of hoof there to begin to make...

    There is plenty of hoof there to begin to make improvements right now. You need a better farrier.
    The heels need to be trimmed even more, to remove under run material and bring the ends of the...
  25. Before I would invest in the soft rides , for the...

    Before I would invest in the soft rides , for the trailer ride home I would do the styrofoam protocol. It is cheap and effective. as well if you can give her a hoel trailer without divider and bed...
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