2 hot nails------2 different horses

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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:31 pm

I have calculated many times, it cost me about $100 a month per horse. One horse consumes the resources of about 3 cows, or atleast that's the way it is for me.

I also am a proponent of "If you have a horse your not riding, you have a horse your not needing". We really needed a backup horse. If all 4 of these horses are healthy 3 can head or heel, and all 4 can run barrels and poles. One is a decent calf horse, over works a little though.

I didn't mind buying it really. A true jam up barrel and pole horse is really not good for much of anything else. Sometimes there are exceptions. I would have rather bought a scorcher, but my kids are young yet for poisonous arrow.

I have spent $568 on their hurt horses so far, and I'm not through spending. I'm trying to be positive about it, and hope for a full recovery. The whole situation was very avoidable.
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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:46 pm

Side note----------I have never seen a hot nail cause this much damage, or take this long to recover, unless they were also abcessing. At the urging of my mother, I packed the nail holes with alum. They have made substantial progress since then. It could be a coincidence. I don't know. She remembered her grandfather doing it. I had never heard of it, or thought of it before.
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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby Bigfoot » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:56 pm

I took my sons horse off of stall rest earlier in the week. He has not favored that foot at all. I'm going to let him ride him in the arena a little tomorrow. My daughters horse quit limping this morning. I'm gun shy on him. I'll probably put him in the round pen to move around a little on his own tomorrow, and see what happens.

A good farrier is hard to find. Somebody that knew what they were doing, and had the back for it could make a good living in my area.
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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby chippie » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:18 pm

I just found this thread. So sorry that you had to go through this.
I am fortunate that I have a good farrier. He is expensive, but it is worth having my horse's feet shod correctly. He is located about 50 miles from us, so I haul the horses to him.
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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:16 pm

Both horses back to 100%. They've been rode a lot this week.
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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby hooknline » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:26 pm

Good deal. I've been watching this thread and hoping it turned out good.
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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby chippie » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:12 pm

Excellent news. I know that is a relief to you.
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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby cross_7 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:19 pm

Good news
Now you have to find a competent farrier
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Re: 2 hot nails------2 different horses

Postby john s » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:29 pm

I have a awesome one but might be a little to far north. I am glad to hear they are ok now :cboy:
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