Type: Posts; User: happyfeet
I agree with all of this. The hind feet dragging looks like an energy/fitness problem or even something as simple as trim/shoeing could help with that (or all of the above).
He is off in the...
You asked how someone who doesn't shoe a horse can become an expert on feet.
It is possible that a vet, or any other intelligent person who cared to put in the study and practical time, could...
The ony advice I would take on this would be from my vet. It sounds serious.
I'd also do a major work up on the horse given that it collapsed before it began work.
Sorry about your horse. ...
"Price" and "fee" are synonymous. You can have a price for something and that something can be a service.
Your fine. As a matter of fact if I get to the barn and suspect that my horses have not had any hay or grazing in a while I will give them some hay cubes or some hay before or while I tack up.
The same way someone who does shoe horses becomes an expert. Education and experience.
My horse would not be going out with an aggressive kicker with or without hind shoes.
^^ This. Except I would try boots first and if that helped call the farrier for shoes. You already know the horse went sound when the feet were blocked. That's good information.
My dog likes to eat dead rats. I'm not going to go buy rat in a can to feed him.
But I really just came on to ask: You've post the above sentiment several times on this thread. Are you not...
Big Cypress Creek is over its banks. There was a flood control truck parked over a bridge that goes over the creek on Grant Rd and a news truck was setting up across the street.
I was just...
I think it's his left front hock.
Oh dear. I don't know anything about it but sending my best wishes to him and his family.
Lots of Jingles from me too.
Thanks. I can't take credit for the photo. The BO where I board has a real talent for taking them.
Agreed! Very cool.
Here is my guy even though he's not got a lot of chrome.
Sometimes he floats
Just roach it. It'll grow back.
I am never wrong. On the occasions that it seems like I was wrong, it was a misunderstanding.
^^ Yes. I'd get x-rays before I did anything else. If the x-rays look ok, I'd do Chiro next.
It's two different horses. The OP's is a mare.
Sorry, just remembered something else. A long time ago I used to board at a barn where they used blowers to clean the isles. Some of the horses had coughing issues due to the dust that was stirred...
I'm not a vet, nor do I play one on the internet, but this horse looks so sore on both fronts that he doesn't know which leg to be more lame on. I've never seen a horse more grounded in front.
I'm know I'm the only person on the planet who finds a cough, even when just getting warmed up, is unacceptable.
I have a gelding who had a cough during warm up when he was just getting started...
Based on what I've just been through it could be that the mare is just sore from her layup.
I do tend to be very conservative with lameness' however. I would want to rule out any pathology...
Count me in the hate em group.
Have you ever tried to open one that was rusted shut?
Jingles and hugs.