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Ever feel like you spend more time searching the field for yet another lost shoe than you do in the saddle? (Seriously, what does he do, bury them? How could it be gone?!)
Even if your horse isn’t throwing shoes left and right,… Continue
Added by SmartPak Equine on August 25, 2011 at 12:16pm —
Well, it's summer and, well, Maggie was a bit over due (a week, mind) for the farrier. I've never seen (heard!) her forge like that. So, rather than tap tap tap tap tap our way even around the berry field, someone got a few days off.
Which leads us to Maggie the long of frame. Lesson last night, and, much to the chagrin of Miss Magnolia, it's time to shorten her up. Oh sure, she'll go fairly forward in a longer frame. The comment was sure, she's on the bit and nice, but… Continue
Added by MagsNMe on July 21, 2011 at 1:24pm —
An abscess is basically an infection of the lamina. Bacteria gets in, causes an infection and then white blood cells attack the infection. Normally this would cause swelling but because this is in the hoof and the hoof cannot expand, pressure builds and results in pretty severe pain. The purulent fluid (pus) that is the source of the pressure (product of the body fighting the infection) needs to find a way out. Generally it takes the easiest path which could either be a hole in the hoof… Continue
Added by Horse Resource Network on June 27, 2011 at 11:32pm —
Some people use these terms interchangeably but they are actually two different conditions – founder being a possible result of laminitis.
Laminitis is an infection of the laminae (tissue) that connects the coffin bone and the hoof wall. Founder occurs when the laminae die, causing the attachment of the coffin bone to the hoof wall to breakdown completely.
There are several causes of laminitis and founder, including:
· Too… Continue
Added by Horse Resource Network on June 20, 2011 at 3:34pm —
Over 40 years ago when I got my first horse I never saw a woman under a horse trimming hooves. I bought into all the people that said that only farriers knew enough to do a good job on hooves, and as I looked around ALL the farriers were men, strong muscular men. However once I switched my horse to pasture board he just did not get his feet trimmed regularly. Luckily I had his shoes taken off or the situation would have been worse! One day I was in my local… Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on May 8, 2011 at 2:15pm —
Now I know it's not fashionable to have shoes on your horse, better for the hoof, blah blah. I've always kept front shoes on the big Mags, she toes in and works all through the winter. We briefly (it was a couple days before I could get them back on), had shoes off of her last winter. We aren't really going to try that again.
Maggie has great feet. Good solid wall, round, nice concavity, big ol healthy frogs. She's also 17hh of hard working dressage horse. My trainer suggested we try… Continue
Added by MagsNMe on April 29, 2011 at 12:08am —
After about four hours of journey in a swift little horsebox, Kingsley, Pauline,… Continue
Added by Wiola Grabowska on October 11, 2010 at 5:07pm —
i have just bought a fell mare who has never been shod and is reluctant to pick her feet up.After 2 weeks with me I have managed to lift both back feet and the near fore, but no way will she pick the near fore up.I have tried reward with the other feet which worked and now she will pick these up without reward, but still the near fore remains planted.If I lean my weight against her she leans even harder against me and lifts her off fore as if to tell me there is a problem with the near but not… Continue
Added by marilyn danson on August 22, 2010 at 9:49am —
Just a warning about the use of cortisone shots in horses that are prone to laminitis. IMO don't use it. Our 17 year old broodmare had a severe bout with laminitis 10 years ago and is probably insulin resistant. She has had hoof problems for years though not another severe bout with laminitis since the original. We had her hocks injected with cortisone to treat inflammation that was… Continue
Added by Hawk Hill on August 5, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Please Pick Your Feet Up
Handling advice to make the farrier experience much more… Continue
Added by Lindsey Forkun on July 8, 2010 at 11:03pm —
The better your horse behaves for your farrier, the better job your farrier can do.
Let’s face it. No one wants to have to pick out a hoof with a horse that is behaving badly. Neither does your farrier. It’s hard enough to keep your own feet out of the way and not get stepped on on a good day, let alone trying to wrestle around with tools, nails, the owner getting nervous and the barn dog trying to grab a snack of hoof all while your… Continue
Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on January 17, 2010 at 7:06am —
Welcome to this week’s slightly earlier edition of Equine Science News – I’m off to watch the dressage and show jumping
competition Equita’Lyon in France this weekend and am flying to Geneva early Friday morning, but wanted to make sure that this week’s latest equine science news was still delivered to you all! So this blog post I’ll be chatting to you about laminitis, strangles and… Continue
Added by Chloé Sharrocks on October 29, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I am wondering if anyone has the name of a great farrier for
1) correctional trimming and shoeing
2) draft horses
I am in the Newcastle area, east of Oshawa. Presently the farrier that is trimming and shoeing is just not experienced in these areas.
Any suggestions and references would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Added by Lee Kelly on April 22, 2009 at 4:38pm —
If you have a problem with your horse, he starts acting differently than normal, here are some things to check:
- Get an equine dentist to check his teeth and do necessary work. Perhaps his wolf teeth have not been pulled, or teeth…
Added by IceRyder on March 24, 2008 at 11:30pm —