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Horses hooves advice

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  1. Jay2912

    Jay2912 New Member

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    Can anyone explain why my horses hooves have like skin flaps presuming from the frog area . do they cause horse discomfort? What should i do?
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  2. Trewsers

    Trewsers Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes they can look a bit tatty / flappy. Don't think it's anything to worry over. When was your horse last trimmed? Farriers generally don't mind lots of questions either lol least none of mine ever have! Next time why not ask them?
     
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  3. Kite_Rider

    Kite_Rider Cantering cabbage!

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    I would guess it’s just the frog shedding, if you are worried could you ask your farrier to take a quick look?
     
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  5. Bodshi

    Bodshi Well-Known Member

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    Mine has just shed all four frogs. As it happens I’ve been to the Farrier’s today and he said he’s lost count of the number of clients who’ve experienced the same thing in the last couple of weeks. Said it’s due to the extreme dry spell and then when we get some rain they just come off.

    Must say I was rather alarmed when I saw the first one but luckily I’m on a yard with a lot of support so was able to ask what was going on. Agree, if you’re worried speak to your farrier though.
     
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  6. Jay2912

    Jay2912 New Member

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    Thanks he had feet done 4 weeks ago and was fine
     
  7. Jay2912

    Jay2912 New Member

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    Ye i was worried to but someone said same as you so im a little bit more at ease. Thank you​
     
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  8. Jane&Ziggy

    Jane&Ziggy Learning together!

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    Ziggy has an enormous chunk just about to come off one frog. I'd love to help it off but I don't have a nice sharp frog parer like my trimmer has! I don't think it's anything to worry about.
     
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    GaryB Well-Known Member

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    Harvey has really tatty frogs ATM too - I think its because its been so dry?
     
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  10. Jay2912

    Jay2912 New Member

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    Thank you so much every one you put my mind at rest. And they fell off naturally
     
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