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wall separation
what causes the hoof wall separate?
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When the hoof has grown so long it starts to flare so that the wall pulls away from the sole...also, laminitis can cause it. There is a really good website full of info called "Barefoot for soundness" which can tell you all you need to know. :)

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also think about when you bend one of your fingernails back or puncture underneath it - this causes damage to the hoof wall in the same way it would your nail, if the toes are too long for instance then you are affectively pushing the hoof away from the wall like bending of your nails back - it causes bruising which can easily be seen on white hooves.

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My filly 'nearly' had that!
she was so bad her frog started to turn and she was walking funny!! GRRRRR
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Oh dak that's a terrible trim! It looks totally unfinished.
Shite I'd be mighty peeved off at him too :hammer

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Oh wow, I trim better than that and I don't even charge... :hammer

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Re: wall separation

:shock: prime example of why some people think you cant keep a barefoot horse riding......if you trim like that welll yeah.............. :laugh1
All he did was a little flat rasping. I would not pay for that at all. :? She needs the wall serously rolled and a 5 week schedule. As said before wall separation is due to overgrowth, if part of the wall is too long it will disconnect, flare , and eventually start splitting and breaking off. Those major flares on the sides are because he's been trimming flat, the wall needed to have been trimmed shorter to the sole there. I see hooves that shap all the time, drives me crazy cause the prevention takes no extra time in the trim at all and it's staring them in the face.
I woudn't let someone rasp it off "from the top", I've had very bad experiences with that and it's totally useless. The important part is what's on the ground. It should be rolled up from the bottom, I'm rather particullar about how to do it but any kind of rolling will help.

The more horses I trim the more I come to the conclusion that most problems that are not feed related are caused by overgrowth, either of all or part of the hoof. We went two weeks too long on one of my best client horses, his toe flared (I would actually refer to it as a divergent angle but to use the common term...)and his sole flattened and he got tender on concrete and gravel. Just from going 8 weeks instead of 6 he want from a 100% sound competitive trail horse outperforming the shod horses to needing boots. :( I'll have him back in shape in another trim or two but now we know to stay on schedule.

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That is outragous!! When I saw the first pic I thought they must be before and after pics till I saw pic 2!! He surely cant be a qualified farrier, my farrier taught me to trim my minis feet(and is still teaching me whenever he comes to my big mare) and I would do a way better job than that, so no way would I pay for it either! :whip

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no he isnt qualified.

My new farrier is awesome!!! he fixed her right away and hasnt looked back!!!

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I was shocked too slaney ! most horses dont look that bad even before theyre trimmed
Thanks for the info :D

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