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    The added weight of the shoes may exaggerate any...

    The added weight of the shoes may exaggerate any gait faults. BUT as JB said trying to "correct" a conformation flaw or the way a horse naturally moves and breaks over will only worsen gait faults...
  2. I feed my IR pony low NSC grass hay and add a...

    I feed my IR pony low NSC grass hay and add a high protein low starch commercial pellet. Trying to find a low starch but high protein hay is nearly impossible.
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    Fracture? Oh that stinks. Poor you and poor ...

    Fracture? Oh that stinks. Poor you and poor horse.
  4. -That is the most likely answer to your question....

    -That is the most likely answer to your question. Sore feet will directly contribute to all over body soreness as the horse is compensating by moving /landing his feet differently to minimize the...
  5. Tissues INSIDE a hoof which could be the source...

    Tissues INSIDE a hoof which could be the source of pain that can not even be seen via ultrasound. Likely why the vet said no, because what would he ultrasound if the pain is originating below the...
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    wow... I looked on a several out of print and...

    wow... I looked on a several out of print and rare book seller sites and no one seems to have it. best of luck with the search.
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    this one?...

    this one? http://www.amazon.com/Acupuncture-Diagnosis-Treatment-Equine-Tutorial/dp/B00JI9PEQE/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409094017&sr=1-3&keywords=Acupuncture
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    Ican chime in here, Please not my comments are...

    Ican chime in here, Please not my comments are from someone who used to shoe in the "traditional" style of the OP's farrier, and swtiched halfway through a 30 year career to only Natural Balance...
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    She appears very stiff and short all over , with...

    She appears very stiff and short all over , with an intermittent bob on the left fore.
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    The straighter the better. Some you simply can't...

    The straighter the better. Some you simply can't get perfectly straight especially if they have been severely bent for a while and in those cases a SLIGHT curve is withing the "normal" range. But...
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    I agree with Tom on getting the vet for a few...

    I agree with Tom on getting the vet for a few more trips. In my 30 years as a professional farrier I found that most owner administered sedatives do not work well and some can turn the horse...
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    Right now I just see a long foot that appears to...

    Right now I just see a long foot that appears to need trimming and a reset. This is because the heels are quite long and therefore grown forward under the foot, the toe is long, and there is a pile...
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    Alright.,I will come back, after nearly two...

    Alright.,I will come back, after nearly two years. JUST for the hoof threads as I have no life anyway and have time to peruse one more forum now that I have retired.
    First, Hello Tom, long time no...
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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...
  17. 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.
  25. Yes. That.

    Yes. That.
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