Other What should I do about a clubbed foot?

Discussion in 'Farrier Advice For Horses with Conformation Issues' started by Teddy, Jun 23, 2012.

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    brian robertson Active Member

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    You can usually slide your business card under the heel of that one too but not many folks notice disimilar hinds because they don't seem to distort nearly as much. Both fronts and hinds with issues need to be addressed if there'as to be any hope for a performance carreer.
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    Sam Russell New Member

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    Anyone worked on a horse given Botox therapy for a club foot? Apparently it has been patented as a treatment for clubfoot in horses.
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    support
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    Platerforge Guest

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    he is right. but there is surgery to cut the tendon......any comments?
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    Platerforge Guest

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    I have met him; and he has a point.
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    Linda, it just doesn't seem to be based in reality or have much to do with any horses except pasture ornaments
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    Platerforge Guest

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    well, I have learned something from him; and it helps me.
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    Mr. Perry Active Member

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    Really! He is hack leaning on the guy from Califorinia. Resertructing a falciacy that is only helped 2 horses in 27 years of shoeing. IME'S.
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    Well, I will very polite and say that I have learn something from this gentleman.
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    david a hall Moderator

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    Support is what you do for your needy friends, it is the most over used nonsensical word in farriery. It is banned from my practice and replaced with what accurately describes the function of the shoe in question. Vets and ignorant horse owners, please feel free to keep using the phrase. Farriers should know better.
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    AnthonyLawrence Active Member

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    David I face this quite often when I get new horses from other areas of the country, particularly with hinds. Jumpers with heel extensions/bilateral straight trailers or whatever you want to call them, Dressage horses with "lateral support".... ubiquitously applied.

    When I ask the clients why the horse is shod that way... "More support". Well crap, I don't want to offend a new client, so I don't press the point. But I guarantee they would have no idea what that is supposed to mean.

    Usually a line that "I'm gunna give 'im more support out back luv" sold them on a particular farrier... then they all copy each other.

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