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RE: [RC] [RC] Concrete hoof - Laurie Durgin

Well, if hooves expand and contract because of moisture, perhaps you could get their feet a good soaking, -- --?

From: "Lani M Olson" <LMOLSON90@xxxxxxx>
To: "Ridecamp Endurance" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC]   Concrete hoof
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 13:39:44 -0600

Okay, folks, this comes under the heading of good idea gone horribly wrong. My corral was becoming a swamp whenever we have a little rain or snow (very little, we're in drought) so my husband decided to put in a couple loads of crushed asphalt, thinking it would pack down and be easy to clean out. Now my mares each have one hoof with what amounts to concrete packed into it, and so far we have not been able with hoof picks to remove it. HELP! Any ideas on getting this out of their feet without damage? Poor husband figures he's got to remove $300 worth of crushed asphalt, not to mention feeling bad about their hooves. Thank God they're not wearing shoes. Please post privately as this is fairly urgent and I'm on the digest. Thanks to anyone with any ideas!


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[RC] Concrete hoof, Lani M Olson