Painful feet following recent trimming


grandmalynn44
 

I decided to get someone to help me with trimming in the summer when Mica’s hooves are so hard. This farrier is super nice but almost only does horses who are being shod.  Last summer he lowered the wall down to sole level and Mica was tender footed for awhile.  Next trimming I asked him to leave hoof wall slightly longer which he did and Mica was great afterwards. During the winter when her feet are easier to trim, I do the upkeep.  This spring she shed a lot of loose sole and showed a lot of wall growth. When I asked my trimmer to come again, he came but was suffering from a knee injury and seemed in pain and in a hurry. He immediately dug into the soles aggressively, then lowered the walls to that new sole level. I was cringing with each swipe of the hoof knife on the sole but found myself unable to say anything to him, mainly because I knew he was working while in pain. Mica has been extremely  sore for two weeks. I’ve had her boots with very soft pads. Has hardly helped. Hoping to have a conversation with the trimmer when he feels better. Guess I’m just venting. I’ve now seen how digging into the sole can be so painful. 
Lynn McKechnie

N. California, May, 2011

Mica:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Mica  
Bodie:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Bodie
Bodie photos:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=253481


Deb Walker
 

So sorry Lynn. I've been in that situation too. And when your options for good farriers are limited, it becomes very emotional I hope Mica's hooves will grow back quickly. Do you use jiagoulan? I had to stop using it because Scotty's feet already grow fast, and J was growing his hoof faster than we could keep up.
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Deb and Scotty I/R, PPID
Pecatonica Illinois, May 13, 2019
Case History:
 https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Deb%20and%20Scotty
Photos:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=90619


grandmalynn44
 

Thanks for that suggestion. I will order jiagoulan today.  
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Lynn McKechnie

N. California, May, 2011

Mica:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Mica  
Bodie:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Bodie
Bodie photos:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=253481