Check it Out!
IMO, if your farrier is familiar with your horse and
has seen a CHANGE in the the sole since the last reset, then yes, I would
listen to him and get an Xray if the soles have actually "dropped".
Especially after a 3K haul.
He's been reset since October, right? Was it by the same
Many horses will lose the concavity of the sole
if certain types of full pads are used. In just one
shoeing cycle, the sole kind of flattens out, but
then stays that way if pad use is continued.. it doesn't get
worse each shoeing cycle.
What kind of pads? Plastic? (any packing material under it,
if so, what kind?)
My farrier just called and expressed
tremendous concern about my horse's
front hooves, which he described as
having no 'cup around the frog.' This
has driven me frantic with worry,
since I am out of town and unable to rush
out to the barn and see for
myself. Echo has had pads on since October, and
the farrier was out to
reshoe without pads. He thinks Echo might have a
coffin bone 'turning'
or something, and wants me to have him x-rayed. He
also thinks Echo has
had too much beta carotene in his feed. (I feed him
carrots, but not that
much!) Now, when I told my friends of this situation,
they all felt
that it probably was just stress ( I hauled him 3000 miles to
and back over the holiday) and that it will be ok.
Has anybody else had
this problem? Could overdosing on beet pulp cause this
G.?) Is it stress? Should I
Check it Out!
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