High heel equals founder?

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  1. ~tiffy~

    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    I am not super happy with how my moms horses feet look. We have reached out to the Farrier about shortening the toe some and allowing their heel to come back up since they seem so very underrun right now.
    This is the Farrier response.

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    Below are the most current pics of Tracker’s feet that I have. I feel that the toe is way too long and his heel is basically non existent.
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    This is a pic from June of 2017. He was finally not tender foooted over gravel here:
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    The mare, Cheyenne has always had very ‘upright’ feet for a lack of a better word. She’s had solid feet that’s never given us trouble. Now she clips her front feet with her back. We’ve had her for 20 years and never had this issue. Are hers too long in the toe as well?
    Most current feet pic:
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    Roughly 2 years ago her feet:

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    Sorry if these pics are less than ideal. They’re all I have. I’m mostly looking to see if I’m seeing the right things in their feet and if the Farrier is correct in shorter toes being prone to founder. I’ve never heard of this...

    Thanks!
     
  2. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    Gotta love a butt hurt farrier lol
     
  3. ~tiffy~

    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    Right? I’m not sure if that’s an excuse on why the feet look this way, or if that’s legit information. I’m not claiming to know a lot or be a Farrier myself, but I’ve never heard of slipper feet being beneficial.....
     
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    emali06 Senior Member

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    Have they seen xrays of these feet? How do they know if it is aligned?
     
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    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    No xrays have been taken. Or needed. Neither of these horses have had feet or soundness issues.
    Other than the mare now clipping her fronts with her hinds now... and the gelding is tender walking on the gravel. I’m sure that’s due to how flat his feet look now.
     
  6. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    You have to trim heel to grow heel. Just sayin...:rolleyes:

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    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    @Circle C does the gelding feet look like he lost some heel from the June 2017 pic tho?
    I’m so not a pro at this :(
     
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    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    Your horse has TONS of heel. It is just crushed and underrun. This farrier sucks. Too much hoof all the way around.
     
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    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    Thank you. This is the info I was looking for!
    I’m not very good at putting into words what I want their feet to look like. This is helping.
     
  10. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    I would like to see solar shots.
     

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