Over reaching

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Melissa, Jul 4, 2013.

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    david a hall Moderator

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    Linda I expect you will look in again and read this, your post on this matter went to far, you lack self control when posting and a simple referal would of done, or indeed take the time to find out from the OP the bigger picture.
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    Justin Decker Active Member

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    Lynn while I agree with your assessment of Linda's post, I think the rest of yours is off as well.

    Knowing bloodlines can be important in some instances, I've set around and listened to old guys and been around a few quarter horses to know pretty well where to start looking depending on how there bred.

    Your injection comment is horse@#$& imo. One of my customers just got a horse that was from an olympic level dressage trainer 5 years old and developed some arthritis in his left hock so they were going to put him down. Instead with some proper management and an injection when needed the horse is making a young girl pretty happy.

    Just like anything else proper application is the key.

    I got some arthritis in my neck maybe I should just retire and get on disability. I wouldn't want to work past my pain levvel and damage anything.

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    Mr. Perry Active Member

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    WOW another hair brusher. Typical
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    Melissa New Member

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    I agree every situation is different and should be looked at differently. I have a good ol horse that is 16 and has terrible arthritis in his hocks along with de-mineralization. I keep him injected to keep him comfortable but he is retired from the show pen.
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    Melissa New Member

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    That's the thing though. She is sound and as happy as a pig in mud. This is her first year out and has only been broke to ride for 2 yrs. My issue is that she keeps yanking her shoes.
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    Melissa New Member

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    View: http://youtu.be/CLMbfN5FYEQ


    This is her right after we diagnosed and put on shoes. We gave her a week in the pasture to get use to them. Next day after she ran she came up for breakfast and her right front shoe was gone.
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    Rick Burten Professional farrier

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    Need to see pics of the hooves, the shoes and some more general conformation pics. Make sure she is standing on flat, level, hard ground, that here cannon bones are perpendicular to the ground, and that any hoof photos are taken with the camera at ground level and square to the hoof.
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    Gary Hill Active Member

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    What Rick said...I thought my post went through??
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    Mr. Perry Active Member

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    The vid.... a happy, sound horse will have the ears forward or pricked...... and put on a f...king helmet girl!!!
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    Uncle Jaye, maybe that mare thought her ears were causing too much wind resistance so she laid them back ,out of the way? Hey, could happen....
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    Melissa New Member

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    Melissa New Member

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    Sorry it took so long had to do some searching

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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    Oh my they look slippery.
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    Rick Burten Professional farrier

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    When she pulls a shoe, which branch is bent? Is your farrier boxing and safeing the shoes, particularly the medial branch of the shoe(s)? Perhaps spooning the heels will help. How often is she overreaching and pulling a shoe? Does she most often pull one while under saddle or while at liberty? At the time the photos were taken, how far into the shoeing cycle was she? Can you take and post some pics of the bottom of her hooves?
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    Melissa New Member

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    She grabs the outer heel when she over reaches. I don't know what you mean by safeing and boxing? She can yank a shoe everyday or every week. And it's more often out in the pasture. Those were taking right after he got done with her. And yea I can find the ones from the bottom of her feet
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    Rick Burten Professional farrier

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    Well. I think I'd make some changes in the trim and shoe. Ask your farrier about using a longish spooned heel on the lateral side. Does she pull the right front more often than the left front? Safeing and boxing involves putting a steep bevel on both the foot side and the ground side of the outer edge of the web of the shoe, in this instance, the medial side is more important than the lateral side. That way when/if the horse steps on itself with its opposite hoof, the shoes are more likely to slide off each other rather than grab and pull.
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    Justin Decker Active Member

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    why the wedge pads?
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    the horse has lameness issues...lame horses repeatedly pull shoes. if/when you address the lameness issues, the shoe pulling magically stops or at least becomes less frequent.
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    Melissa New Member

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    The wedge pad is to treat the lameness. She has navicular.
    And yes more often the right front. I kid you not I was walking her around the barrel pattern very leisurely and yanked the right front (with bell boots on) like it wasn't even there tonight.
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    Then I guess the wedge pads aren't doing it, still sore. might require some joint injections

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