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Kim Winter
Nursing Foal
Username: Clafairy

Post Number: 13
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello, I have a poor;y mare and wonder if anyone can give me any info on her problem. She has never had particularly bad feet - Typical TB low soles which bruise easily but that was all. The farrier came out and I said to him shed been lame a while and he said yeah thats her broken hoof/pastern axis (now shes in foal and im praying to god the confirmation doesnt get inherited!) apparently hed been trying to correct it with shoeing already.

So now she has to go to the vet but from some of the things Ive read and the questions the vet asked I think it might be Navicular. the books and the vets just keep telling me what they are 'supposed to say' but has anyone had any real experiences with anything similar to what Ive descried, and would you be kind enough to share them with me!

Thanks!
 

Baker (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 63.165.161.252
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kim,

I bought an older mare at an auction last year. My farrier scolded me for buying a "lame" horse and said it was probably navicular and I should have her denerved (where they go in and cut the nerves so they aren't lame anymore). I didn't want a horse that couldn't feel it's feet, so I called on local vet who happened to be part of a big movement in natural hoofcare (I didn't know at the time). Although I've since heard some pretty radical things about this vet he did help my mare out a lot with the natural trimming. Shoes are good for some horses but others I think are shod for no reason. Not sure if that's the case with your mare. Evidently mine had too small of shoes her whole life so her feet were very compacted. Once the shoes were removed and careful diet and exercise she is much better. She has some arthritis but overall she's just fine. On her good days I can even ride her. It just turned out that the simplest solution worked. I hope you can find something that works for your mare. Good luck!
 

Kim Winter
Nursing Foal
Username: Clafairy

Post Number: 16
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi baker thanks for your response, My mare is in natural balance shoes now and she is still too lame to work at the mo - They have told me to wait for a couple of months to see what diff the shoes make - And they have made quite a lot of diff so far, If she would just keep them on! this is the main prob now - she is still active runs and bucks and she is far less lame than before (when she is wearing both her shoes!)
I hope to ride her again once she has foaled etc as we are now half way through the pregnancy. fingers crossed - I am hopeful at this point she will be just fine when the ground is soft and her shoes are good. : )
Glad to hear yours was a happy enough ending, I have found that its not always so bad as everyone automatically seems to think.



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