missyclare

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  1. hooves

    Do you have any pics? I think the Biotin is a good start and Farrier's Formula is even better, but more costly...if your Dad will go for it. Dry up his situation as much as possible. If moisture has been at his feet, and thrush is there, borax/water mixed to a dry slurry and applied with a toothbrush and your finger, will help a lot. A horse this age, hasn't had shoes, will transition into rock crushing feets pretty fast. That would be showing your Dad! Check to see if there are any barefoot trimmers in your area and get him off on the right foot!(pun intended, lol!) You'll probably achieve transition pretty fast and when you do, you'll never need shoes. I'm in Ontario and just found one in my area...though I brought them in for a friend, I'm doing my own and am halfway there. Supplements, the proper trim, keeping sugar out of the diet, handwalking to toughen his feet on the terrain you'll be riding on, keeping him dry and thrush-free. If your Dad has handed the onus of this horse's feets to you alone, then I would take it that I could go in any direction that I wanted to achieve it, which doesn't necessarily mean the same direction that the other horses at the barn are taken in. Kind like a challenge to you. Don't be afraid to open up some new doors! Best wishes!
  2. Some poeople just dont get it! *rant*

    I would definitely say an invasion of privacy. I wouldn't have replied at all. I wouldn't even have given the satisfaction of my attention...give him nothing! Reminds me of the time I was back the land tending the horses and this guy guy drives up in a truck, obviously trespassing and stopped to ask me how to continue. I told him go there and turn around and get the heck off my land! (glad I was in the field with the horses!) He didn't seem to register this and started to try to open a conversation, but quickly cut it short and did as he was told when he saw my husband, who had pegged his entry and was now approaching with a pitch fork in his hand! Beware of the people who turn up where they don't belong and just don't get it!
  3. UPDATE on Tucker, my 5 year old paint that I bought!

    How can you critique a new arrival! That wouldn't be fair! I think coming home with you is going to put him in a better situation. He looks a bit neglected...but not for long! It will be nice to start with a mature mind and still have a clean slate to work with...you've got the best of both worlds there. I love his colour! He looks a bit droopy in the barrel and chest/shoulder, but when you get going on him, that will fix up just fine. One of the first things I would do is to get his feets done. He will probably stand straighter in the back cannons if his hind toes are tended to. His fronts have quite a flare-forward as well.(don't mind me, I'm studying the barefoot trim, lol)He's got nice clean joints, though, and straight legs. He's so relaxed, even though he has just arrived! He's got a kind eye and a sane mind and I think he's going to be joy to work with! Send us some more pics when you get him all cleaned up and covered with kisses!
  4. Here we go again.

    Gee, thanks Merry, for putting us all on the stupid list except for Horseshoe! That makes me feel good! Remy. Congratulations on entering the foray into barefoot trimming! I'm sorry to hear that your efforts have been halted by a farrier who's answer has been to put shoes back on. You need to either get a barefoot farrier or go it alone and have faith. I've been studying the barefoot trim for a long time and my 3 are halfway to rock crushing feets. I've learned sooo much! When I learned of the pathology that pasture trims had caused, I abandoned my farrier right there and have been going it alone successfully ever since. I sure don't feel stupid about it, but will always remain humble as I continue to learn. Thin soles can be grown if you let them and stop scaping at them and insulting them at every trim. You must obey the sole, never invade it unless it tells you to and learn to read it and do as it tells you. It's the digital cushion under the frog that doesn't get to develop because shoes have been slapped on at an early age. These horses are the ones that will never have the back of the foot developed to all it could of been because of the shoes arresting its development...yet when respected, listened to and allowed, it will develop enough to do the job. If I could see pics of your horse's feets without shoes on, I could tell you exactly where P3 is, read the sole and tell you what needs to be done and tell you why the bruising and why he's sore. Believe in yourself, believe in the ability your horse has to heal his foot. Patience and give him a chance. 6-7 weeks is just getting started, but once the hoof is transitioned, you'll never look back. So, either find a barefoot trimmer or learn to do it yourself. Take the shoes off and start again. I have lots of informational websites for you to vist, but am too computer illiterate to post them here but with some help, I could. Right now, I'm posting my own pics on a site and getting constant advise from a barefoot trimmer who specializes in pathology and is helping us all learn and do it ourselves. A lot of us started last March and now, are fast friends from all over the country, have been joined by others that are halfway to certification in barefoot and we are all at this moment gearing up to having "concavity" parties all around. Stick to your guns...your horse will thank you!
  5. Here we go again.

    Gee, thanks Merry, for putting us all on the stupid list except for Horseshoe! That makes me feel good! Remy. Congratulations on entering the foray into barefoot trimming! I'm sorry to hear that your efforts have been halted by a farrier who's answer has been to put shoes back on. You need to either get a barefoot farrier or go it alone and have faith. I've been studying the barefoot trim for a long time and my 3 are halfway to rock crushing feets. I've learned sooo much! When I learned of the pathology that pasture trims had caused, I abandoned my farrier right there and have been going it alone successfully ever since. I sure don't feel stupid about it, but will always remain humble as I continue to learn. Thin soles can be grown if you let them and stop scaping at them and insulting them at every trim. You must obey the sole, never invade it unless it tells you to and learn to read it and do as it tells you. It's the digital cushion under the frog that doesn't get to develop because shoes have been slapped on at an early age. These horses are the ones that will never have the back of the foot developed to all it could of been because of the shoes arresting its development...yet when respected, listened to and allowed, it will develop enough to do the job. If I could see pics of your horse's feets without shoes on, I could tell you exactly where P3 is, read the sole and tell you what needs to be done and tell you why the bruising and why he's sore. Believe in yourself, believe in the ability your horse has to heal his foot. Patience and give him a chance. 6-7 weeks is just getting started, but once the hoof is transitioned, you'll never look back. So, either find a barefoot trimmer or learn to do it yourself. Take the shoes off and start again. I have lots of informational websites for you to vist, but am too computer illiterate to post them here but with some help, I could. Right now, I'm posting my own pics on a site and getting constant advise from a barefoot trimmer who specializes in pathology and is helping us all learn and do it ourselves. A lot of us started last March and now, are fast friends from all over the country, have been joined by others that are halfway to certification in barefoot and we are all at this moment gearing up to having "concavity" parties all around. Stick to your guns...your horse will thank you!
  6. Coffin bone is rotating again?

    I'm going to come from a different corner and give you some hope for this mare, even without pics, which really has me flying blind. You are being advised by professionals that are not up to date on things and continueing along the best way they know how. You need another professional opinion and it should be from a Barefoot Trimmer. The reason barefoot trimming is gaining momentum by leaps and bounds is simply because they are backing horses off successfully from founder and euthanization to rock crushing hooves in as little as 7 months! Hmmm? That should give you hope! Open a whole new window on the subject! I suspect that with regular trimming since foundering has not backed your mare off from founder all this time. It's been waiting in the wings. You need to back off from founder, get rock crushing hooves and never look back, which I guarantee you what will happen if you get a barefoot trimmer to start her transitioning. The shoes, whatever they are, are not going to help help her condition. They are going to make her more comfortable, but are not going to back her off from her ongoing near founder condition. They are going to lock the condition in and not allow the feet to heal like they should. I'm glad you have boots, boots will help her to be more comfortable, support the sole and let her heal and start to grow the hoof that she wants to have, without interfering with that process. I suggest that you look for a barefoot trimmer in your area and start your journey. No, she should not be in a stall. She should be outside on the softest ground possible for comfort help and encouragement to MOVE. Moving is the key to developing a better hoof. Placing hay around to make her move, boots for support and taking all sugar out of the diet. I strongly suggest that you find a barefoot trimmer. Your mare does not have to die at all...or suffer any longer. She just needs to develop the feet that she's always wanted to have...if someone would just listen to her for a change...think about it. Best wishes.
  7. Coffin bone is rotating again?

    I'm going to come from a different corner and give you some hope for this mare, even without pics, which really has me flying blind. You are being advised by professionals that are not up to date on things and continueing along the best way they know how. You need another professional opinion and it should be from a Barefoot Trimmer. The reason barefoot trimming is gaining momentum by leaps and bounds is simply because they are backing horses off successfully from founder and euthanization to rock crushing hooves in as little as 7 months! Hmmm? That should give you hope! Open a whole new window on the subject! I suspect that with regular trimming since foundering has not backed your mare off from founder all this time. It's been waiting in the wings. You need to back off from founder, get rock crushing hooves and never look back, which I guarantee you what will happen if you get a barefoot trimmer to start her transitioning. The shoes, whatever they are, are not going to help help her condition. They are going to make her more comfortable, but are not going to back her off from her ongoing near founder condition. They are going to lock the condition in and not allow the feet to heal like they should. I'm glad you have boots, boots will help her to be more comfortable, support the sole and let her heal and start to grow the hoof that she wants to have, without interfering with that process. I suggest that you look for a barefoot trimmer in your area and start your journey. No, she should not be in a stall. She should be outside on the softest ground possible for comfort help and encouragement to MOVE. Moving is the key to developing a better hoof. Placing hay around to make her move, boots for support and taking all sugar out of the diet. I strongly suggest that you find a barefoot trimmer. Your mare does not have to die at all...or suffer any longer. She just needs to develop the feet that she's always wanted to have...if someone would just listen to her for a change...think about it. Best wishes.