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Offline Casey76

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Exfoliating sole
« on: August 08, 2011, 12:36:21 PM »
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  • Since Pinto had shoes back on, he seems to be exfoliating a lot more sole.  I guess it would be OK to 'attack' it with a wire brush?

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    Re: Exfoliating sole
    « Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 02:17:11 PM »
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  • Just use your hoof pick, no need to be scratching it all away, it will come off when its ready.  Shod soles will never be like bare soles, just relax  :nod:
    Tracey Brimble DAEP, North Somerset

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    Re: Exfoliating sole
    « Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 02:30:42 PM »
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  • Can't help it Tracey  :-\  If I had never known about bare feet, then I probably wouldn't worry about too much at all, now I'm a tad paranoid about everything (height of the toe, length of the heel, possible atrophy of the digital cushion...etc) even though I know that thousands of horse are quite happy shod and in full work.

    I reckon it'll take me a few cycles before I calm down a bit.

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    Re: Exfoliating sole
    « Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 02:46:00 PM »
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  •  :rofl: :rofl: I know what you mean, but you've made the decision to have him shod for now, so enjoy "not" being responsible for his feet for a few weeks.
    Tracey Brimble DAEP, North Somerset

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    Re: Exfoliating sole
    « Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 02:52:52 PM »
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  • Wasn't *my* decision... well it was, but only because the vet said so.

    Have you ever noticed that shod feet are harder to pick out?  They accumulate so much more cr@p in them, and there isn't an "easy release' like there is with bare feet...

    B*gger, I'll have to deal with snow stilts during the winter too  8o(

    As soon as I'm able, they'll be off again  :laugh:

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    Re: Exfoliating sole
    « Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 03:00:23 PM »
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  • Wasn't *my* decision... well it was, but only because the vet said so.
    Don't fall into that trap, its your decision, don't let any professional decide what is best for your horse, he relies on you ultimately.  Trust your instincts, you know him best.
    Tracey Brimble DAEP, North Somerset

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    Re: Exfoliating sole
    « Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 08:31:39 AM »
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    Don't fall into that trap, its your decision, don't let any professional decide what is best for your horse, he relies on you ultimately.  Trust your instincts, you know him best.

    I agree, they are your feet not the vets (well actually they are Pinto's feet but you know what I mean).  Peter Laidely used to say 'don't let people steal your horse' he meant emotionally and I see it a lot, not just with farriers/trimmers/vets but with instructors and even the bossy women in the yard as well.