Odd feet on new horse... opinions please.

kezz86

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New photos for those interested.
These were taken on 19th January 2014

He was due a tidy up which is happening next week will take photos then too.

Anyway enjoy...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190203347065&l=2b34c51985
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190203817065&l=188f9db23d
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190204637065&l=83e0cadeeb

This is the foot that had the build up stuff on it
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190205257065&l=eaa8a41d76
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190205597065&l=f4c8304bd1
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190205812065&l=35e2dd406a
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190206182065&l=3e4f85e095

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190206397065&l=dbdc1e03df
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190206397065&l=dbdc1e03df
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190206572065&l=1f5a1e6b38

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190206877065&l=088820d123
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190207112065&l=b9c2aa79de
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152190207317065&l=bbd6459e67

Obviously we still have a long way to go.

BUT he has been sound the entire transition and is still only footie on gravel, every other type of ground we are happy to walk and trot on :) (still wearing boots for hacking though).

His schooling is coming on leaps and bounds and we have mastered 20 metre circles which for us is a BIG deal as when I got him he couldn't even canter in the arena!
 

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Major change! I kept scrolling through and got to the older photos. So pleased for you both. You've done very well by this horse. :) I'm looking forward to seeing the next lot of pics. Well done.
 

kezz86

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Major change! I kept scrolling through and got to the older photos. So pleased for you both. You've done very well by this horse. :) I'm looking forward to seeing the next lot of pics. Well done.
Awh thanks :D

I forgot you could do that I could have just posted the link to the album and said scroll through!

Oh well! Thanks for the positive feedback sometimes it's hard to know what's best as I've no one on the yard to talk to about it. And I only see my trimmer when she comes to visit!
 

kezz86

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wow!!! what a difference -your horse is very lucky to have found you :)
Thank you!

I feel very lucky I've just had a phone call from my trimmer who had her horsey body healer have a look at bailey today. She found a fair amount of tension which she thought had been there for years :(
But she had a play and he's already moving much better!

She'll have another few looks at him over the coming days/ week hopefully will have him feeling right as rain :)

They were using him for her students to study and he apparently took it all in his stride, with the wind howling and 10 strangers gathered all around!

So proud of my handsome boy! <3
 

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My opinion, the filler doesnt concern me either but the state of the feet is not the farriers fault it is what its being fed, lacking terribly in nutrition, needs a good hoof supp. Get the filler taken off and trim regularly as horses feet will grow quicker its natural to replace the lost hoof rasped away also keeps the hoof tight, i would be concerned about the bullnose which would be from long toes that instead of flaring forward has bulged from the coffin bone, so keep toes trim and the laminae will not be stretched.
 

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My opinion, the filler doesnt concern me either but the state of the feet is not the farriers fault it is what its being fed, lacking terribly in nutrition, needs a good hoof supp. Get the filler taken off and trim regularly as horses feet will grow quicker its natural to replace the lost hoof rasped away also keeps the hoof tight, i would be concerned about the bullnose which would be from long toes that instead of flaring forward has bulged from the coffin bone, so keep toes trim and the laminae will not be stretched.
You're right to an extent I think.

Have you seen the most recent photos in my post on page 10?

The filler was removed months ago and his feet have improved greatly since :)
 

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Big improvement but would be even more improvement if you got more toe off, this would make the heels not be underrun, the hoof grows in a tubular way and if the toe is long it pulls the tube forward so the heels collapse, get the toes back, happy days
 

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Wow, looking SO much better.

That last bit of 'ski slope' toe is not far away from growing out, can't wait to see pics in another few months.
 

kezz86

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Big improvement but would be even more improvement if you got more toe off, this would make the heels not be underrun, the hoof grows in a tubular way and if the toe is long it pulls the tube forward so the heels collapse, get the toes back, happy days
Thanks the last set of pics he's due a trim we aren't rushing him and we didn't want to take too much toe off as it will more than likely make him lame little and often. Is the way we're working it.

He is improving very quickly considering the damage he had and is actually sound on gravel too now.

I had to ditch the boots yesterday when out on a hack as we were slipping and sliding in the mud, didn't put them back on when we got to the gravel and he was walking out beautifully so we are getting something right at that in itself is a major improvement! :)

Will keep posting photos if his improvement :)
 

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Wow, looking SO much better.

That last bit of 'ski slope' toe is not far away from growing out, can't wait to see pics in another few months.
Thanks! :D it's very nearly a whole new hoof! Very exciting we are perhaps just one or two trims from an entirely new hoof :)
 

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152237529667065&l=3991cae1a6

Photos from today, they were trimmed Thursday.

If you scroll through the album, I've done some then and now side by side pics.

We now believe he had low grade lami before he came to me and we have also discovered he has mild string halt, but can back up okay, and they think with more work it will be barely noticeable.

But he's still awesome and going no-where perfect in my eyes!
 
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kezz86

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Such a transformation, you (and the horse of course) have done a fabulous job. Has his old owner seen his new feet?
Ooo no I've not show them his new feet yet I wanted to get to the point where I'm really confident hacking him out without boots before we tell them! :)

Bailey has basically done all the work himself all we did was show him the way by taking his shoes off really.
 

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The new hoof angle is completely different to the one he was forced into with shoes, and those event lines! He's not that old either, is he? It's surprising how cocked up his feet had become. Who, registered farrier to blind beggar, could have thought that the polifilla'd feet were good?
 

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Ooo no I've not show them his new feet yet I wanted to get to the point where I'm really confident hacking him out without boots before we tell them! :)

Bailey has basically done all the work himself all we did was show him the way by taking his shoes off really.
Have you bought him from the previous owners? Just seen on the first page that he was "free", give them a quid and get a receipt.
 

kezz86

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Have you bought him from the previous owners? Just seen on the first page that he was "free", give them a quid and get a receipt.
Thanks 9tails yeh I've got a reciept so we are all good.

It is totally shocking what his feet were like before I had him. He is such a dear boy, they said he "stopped jumping" bless him, I can only guess he stopped because his tootsies hurt so much! :(
 
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