Update on horse with overgrown hooves

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  1. peg4x4

    peg4x4 Senior Member

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    'Horse and Man' has an update -- -- He is being ridden,very gently,of course. I couldn't find any "after" pictures,but he looks very happy and healthy
     

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    ginster Senior Member

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    Good to hear he is doing okay!!
     
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    peg4x4 Senior Member

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    C:loveflag:heered me up
     
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    foxtrot Senior Member

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    I have a serious question--what causes hooves to get overgrown to that extent? I have seen some pretty badly neglected hooves in my day but it seems normally the horse chips them on their own. They might be wildly overgrown and have horrible angles, but I've never seen a hoof that just keeps growing like that. Is it from keeping the horse on soft ground, or the horse having a genetic predisposition or something?

    It's obviously horrific neglect but I'm just curious if ALL horses will do that in the right conditions or not. Poor guy :(
     
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    endurgirl Senior Member

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    Very likely this horse was contained in a small stall or lot, which didn't allow him to cover ground and naturally wear his hooves down.

    I hope the owner was jailed for animal abuse. Glad for a happy ending!
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    Like endurgirl said: he was kept in a stall for years, hardly had room to move. I think he was up to his knees in old manure?
    This was a pretty horrible case iirc.
     
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