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kj1
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all. I lurk but don't really post very much.

I was wondering if someone could post a good photograph of what a well shod Shire Horses hind feet should look like? The reason I ask is that I am beginnning to think that my farrier has KJ's feet too small and for the first time in nearly 8 years, I am now experiencing problems with the way in which KJ walks.
He is getting older and is slightly artritic but he is on Danolon. He is now in general moving freer than he has done for a long time but has just started to walk as if he is on high heels on his back end and is starting to brush/plait with his back legs - he has never done this before.
Farrier is due out on Wednesday and should it not be related, will ask for the vet to come out same day.
Any experiences or ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Will try and get you a pic tomoz Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Me too Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Farrier coming on Friday. I shall see what I can get in the way of pix.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Another thought with regard to what you said ! How old is your horse and have you ever had a veterinary ostiopath, only asking has our lad had a slight misalignment of the hip and after ostio was mush more free Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

KJ is 19 years old on his passport but the Dentist aged him as approaching 21 years old in January.
I have not had an Osteopath to him but I do have this in mind, depending on what the farrier and the vet has to say.
The reason for my post is that I think KJ's feet are perhaps a little smaller than they should be due to the farrier trimming too much off - so I thought that it would be helpful to see what a proper healthy back shod foot should be sizewise to let me compare.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

its a difficult one to ascertain, it could just be due to age and arthritis ! Also all carriers trim slightly differently and no two horses are the same so would be hard to say,think it boils down to How much do you trust your farrier Confused See what you get back from vet,farrier and ostio! Then make a decision as to how you proceed Smile

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