Founder pony

Discussion in 'Shoeing Horses with Lameness Issues' started by Mikel Dawson, Aug 27, 2013.

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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    Walked into a real winner my last place yesterday. A 24yr pony, foundered. It had been lame. I pulled the right front off, the horn wall was about 2mm shorter than the sole, so I took a thick leather pad, made a rim pad and shimmed the horn wall so I had clearance of the sole. Pony liked it.

    Left front I thought would be the same, until I lifted the hoof and looked at the sole. I pulled the shoe and found the horn wall about a good 12-15mm shorter than the sole.

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    So resected the bad horn wall, set an open toed heartbar then vetteced the sides.

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    Pony walked off with a smile on his face. I had to leave the toe open because there was still fluid draining from the area. Why the open toe - just felt right at the time.
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    Draftshoer Active Member

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    Rick Burten Professional farrier

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    Nicely done!
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    Mike Maddix Member

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    what is the product you have in the heel/commisure area?
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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    It was like puddy, I put it in the sole area to keep the Vettec from seeping between the shoe and the hoof before it dried.
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    david a hall Moderator

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    Mikel I like the idea of the vetec up the wall. I have always shied against this shoe but the vetec spreads the attachment loading well.
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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    I stopped in the other day to see how the pony was doing. She brought him out and he was going just fine. If I had rubber joints, I'd reach round and pat myself on the back for this one.
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    CptlHorseshoeing New Member

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    Fabulous work!
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    I somehow missed this thread till now. Great job Mikel.


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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    I'd like to report this pony is doing well. The hoof wall has since grown down. I do have a heatbar shoe on and feel it will stay for some time as additional support is needed. Will post a pic next time I'm out to see it.

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