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  • Chestnuts on sensitive horses

    I have a mare who gets the largest chestnuts, but she will not let me remove them. She really seems to be caused pain when anyone attempts to remove them. I've really never experienced a horse that has been bothered by this. Is there anyway I can remove them without causing her pain?
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    Originally posted by Flamboyant View Post
    I have a mare who gets the largest chestnuts, but she will not let me remove them. She really seems to be caused pain when anyone attempts to remove them. I've really never experienced a horse that has been bothered by this. Is there anyway I can remove them without causing her pain?
    brush them with baby oil for several days to soften them, then you can just rub them off.

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      My horse hates to have his chestnut messed with as well. I use vaseline, mineral oil, or baby oil daily for a week or two (depending on how hard they are). Then i will try to start a crack on the chestnut, and attempt to hold down the part on the leg and use my thumbnail to "chisel" the other part off. Pulling seems to annoy or hurt him, but if I use my nail to cut it he will stand still. I will cut into it a little at a time each day, and pour more oil into the crack which helps soften it up even further. Unless I think the chestnuts are so long as to get caught on something and be torn off (which I have had happen - they bleed alot!). It gets easier the longer you have oil on them. =)

      You can also get a set of hoof nippers, or a hoof knife and cut them off, if your horse will stand for that. I think hoof nippers are alot easier for the both of you. Just try not to pull away as you are cutting it. Or, you can ask your farrier to trim them when he trims or puts shoes on your horse. I have my shoer trim down his ergots - my horse grows them rapidly too. I try to keep his chestnuts flush at skin level now by rubbing them with vaseline fairly frequently.

      The oil does work, but you have to be diligent and apply it daily if not twice a day. You can't spend too much time with them, so just try and get her used to touching them while applying the oil.

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      • #4
        My horse doesn't like me to mess with his, but when I give him a bath they soften right up and come off easily. So I basically leave them alone until it's warm enough to bathe him.

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        • #5
          Wierd that- why some horses grow long chestnuts and ergots. I had one, once. The farrier had to nip them off.
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          • #6
            I clip them off with my nippers for people, and on my own horses. It takes a second and it is more comfortable than peeling them off.

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            • #7
              You could try slathering it in Vaseline and let it sit overnight.
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              • #8
                Why do some horses grow really long ones? Is it breed-specific? I've always had horses with small ones that don't seem to grow (or maybe they shed off by themselves).

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                • #9
                  I had friends who did the aqha and they used the feet scrapers that humans use to file their calluces down and they would file the chesnuts down.. their horses didnt seem to mind.

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                  • #10
                    My farrier trims them for me. Never seems to bother either of mine. They get done maybe twice a year.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Flamboyant View Post
                      I have a mare who gets the largest chestnuts, but she will not let me remove them. She really seems to be caused pain when anyone attempts to remove them. I've really never experienced a horse that has been bothered by this. Is there anyway I can remove them without causing her pain?
                      they are not painful items of the body just that shes a figet and you hesitate get your farreier to trim them if you think they to big as thye can do them to the correct lenght which is part of there service

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                      • #12
                        I heard somewhere (here?) that you can put hoff conditioner on them when/if you do your horses feet and that will soften them since they are the same material. My guy doesnt grow them (not yet) so I dont know if this will work or not.
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                          I actually have been putting vaseline on them to soften them and they would come off very easily if my mare would let me. The last time I attempted, she jumped the other way and made one large grunt. For the horse that will let me do just about anything to her, its rather unusual!

                          I'll try to see if I can put vaseline on it more often or baby oil and see what happens. I'm giving her a bath today, so I might even try to get it off afterwards.
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