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  1. Because you are dealing with a fracture where you...

    Because you are dealing with a fracture where you need to keep the hoof capsule stabilized no hoof boot or plastic shoe will do that good enough.
    In the absence of a farrier, I would consider...
  2. sorry, I just got here. The horse has such an...

    sorry, I just got here. The horse has such an abnormally shaped long pastern bone that likely there are long standing uneven stresses causing some bone reaction.
    The lesion on the navicular is not...
  3. 'Keeping them up' does not mean something is...

    'Keeping them up' does not mean something is being missed. An extremely common source of croup/back pain in horses is a negative plantar angle of the coffin bones in the hind feet. it is especially...
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    That Easyshoe performance looks pretty nice, too.

    That Easyshoe performance looks pretty nice, too.
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    There are nail on plastic shoes from several...

    There are nail on plastic shoes from several manufacturers. Nail on's are a lot easier and cheaper than glue on's . HIND shoe patterns are a little harder to find but I know Equiflex does makes...
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    No one can fairly critique a five week old trim ....

    No one can fairly critique a five week old trim . A lot Can change in that time. AS is,(DUE for another trim), it is overgrown , has flares and long heels, all which will contribute to cracks. ...
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    Before you give up on the idea because of the...

    Before you give up on the idea because of the disposal, you might check around and see if there are any big compost companies around ho would periodically come get it.
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    When I was at the racetrack we had 12 by 12...

    When I was at the racetrack we had 12 by 12 stalls. I started with two to two and a half full bales initially, with it about a loose foot deep in the middle and banked on the sides some. After...
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    aThat is a blanket statement that is not true...

    aThat is a blanket statement that is not true across the board. I personally know farriers in AZ who routinely work with vets as a cooperative team on lameness cases. THOSE vets and farriers have...
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    PS.... MY mare who is pigeon toed and paddles is...

    PS.... MY mare who is pigeon toed and paddles is a paint...:D.
  11. There are some simple and very effective shoeing...

    There are some simple and very effective shoeing treatments that relieve the strain on the affected joint. What kind if therapeutic shoeing has been tried so far?
  12. It will be sore for a little while but I would...

    It will be sore for a little while but I would just put a dry wound powder on it and leave it alone. I had a horse get a chestnut knocked off his hind leg once, leaving a hole the shape that the...
  13. So she only learned through videos and the web....

    So she only learned through videos and the web. Therefore she has never witnessed someone who is actually GOOD at Parelli or other natural horsemanship whack their pushy horse on the butt. Hard. ...
  14. The vets I have worked with X ray not only to...

    The vets I have worked with X ray not only to see if there are any bone lesions anywhere, but also to assess internal HOOF BALANCE in order to correct any bone alignment issues, breakover issues,...
  15. That is very sad. Did he have access to corn...

    That is very sad. Did he have access to corn stalks, by any chance?
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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...
  17. 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.
  19. -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...
  20. 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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