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None of these. I solved the mud problem around my barn--yippee
3/10/2014 9:33:11 PM
especially the TB
3/10/2014 5:56:54 PM
Thrush is a problem because it can spread so easily.
3/10/2014 5:37:41 PM
Every where he walks it is micky
3/10/2014 2:12:30 PM
Can't clean the paddocks!
3/10/2014 12:39:56 PM
3/9/2014 6:57:10 PM
Always slipping and sliding on the trails, outdoor arena, etc
3/9/2014 5:32:10 PM
Having Gypsy Vanner Horses always gives me cause for concern
3/9/2014 3:30:29 PM
Wasted hay is another big one!
3/9/2014 9:52:00 AM
Have to resist the urge to push too hard in miserable footing
3/7/2014 1:42:15 PM
It's been a wet muddy year. An ongoing battle with white line disease.
3/7/2014 12:43:39 PM
Tearing up the pasture, which means less grass in summer.
3/7/2014 11:27:38 AM
My Shires feathers will be mud balls...UGH!!!
3/7/2014 8:29:12 AM
Mud/horses means more mud. Not fun.
3/6/2014 8:13:10 PM
and...white line disease or seedy toe
3/6/2014 7:25:54 PM
Still frozen here in western NY so no problems yet.
3/6/2014 5:02:33 PM
I wash and towel dry the legs after riding through muddy areas. Saves time doctoring.
3/6/2014 4:36:03 PM
The mud just sucks the shoe right off, DRIVES ME NUTS!!!!!!
3/6/2014 4:00:14 PM
Mud quickly sucks the shoes off of horses, and sloppy footing makes it hard to work outside.
3/6/2014 1:39:35 PM
White Line was eliminated by balancing bare hooves!
3/6/2014 12:43:11 PM
Last year my horse suffered with lychocytoclastic vasiculitis on his white leg.
3/6/2014 8:26:39 AM
3/6/2014 4:55:31 AM
I clean my horses feet out morning & night to prevent thrush, but our field is very slick,.
3/6/2014 12:31:37 AM
This has been the wettest winter we have had for yearss
3/5/2014 10:46:02 PM
All of the above
3/5/2014 7:54:13 PM
None of the above? Spring thaw flooding and what dangers lurk under deep mud!
3/5/2014 7:48:27 PM
white legs on a TB - enough said
3/5/2014 6:04:34 PM
My horse has horrible feet that crack all the time and he gets a lot of abscesses!
3/5/2014 5:24:07 PM
Getting stuck in the mud can also mean getting pulled muscles, etc besides losing a shoe.
3/5/2014 11:51:19 AM
Has special fronts that are costly, pasture already ate 2 can't find :(
3/5/2014 11:08:56 AM
We have so much mud and it's so deep that 1 horse has had a tendon injury
3/5/2014 11:08:16 AM
We still have have frozen ground but when the frost comes out the footing is treacherous.
3/5/2014 11:04:41 AM
Our three horses seem to do fairly well every spring (though I may get stuck and lose a boot or two)
3/5/2014 10:23:16 AM
Our old Thoroughbred has arthritis of the pelvis so sudden slips are painful to her. So mud season
3/5/2014 9:46:20 AM
I call it tendon injury weather. I don't ride when the mud is bad.
3/5/2014 8:59:37 AM
3/5/2014 8:27:55 AM
been fighting this for several years now. Pony had his feet resected, took a year to grow out
3/5/2014 8:13:35 AM
When your horse has custom shoes, having one get lost in the mud gets to be really expensive!
3/5/2014 12:36:15 AM
I always worry about them slipping as they play and romp around.
3/5/2014 12:31:02 AM
Weary of slippery spots on trails
3/4/2014 11:02:26 PM
My OTTB gets abscesses on occasion, and springtime seems to be the time he gets them most often.
3/4/2014 9:50:39 PM
Spring and all winter long
3/4/2014 9:00:12 PM
Simply not being able to finally get out and GO after prep in our sm indoor!
3/4/2014 7:08:17 PM
O mud! Feet spend most of the time being wete - hard to prevent thrush. Slippry footing an issue too
3/4/2014 5:57:22 PM
I worry about them twisting or pulling something
3/4/2014 5:26:08 PM
Western WA farrier- all of the above; it's a constant battle
3/4/2014 5:15:54 PM
You can manage scratches, abscesses, etc. with diligence. But changing footing is expensive.
3/4/2014 4:31:57 PM
Thrush for sure for two and scratches for the other.
3/4/2014 4:14:51 PM
getting the manure cart stuck while mucking and losing MY shoes
3/4/2014 3:03:58 PM
I'm lucky; my horses' bare feet remain healthy, but I can't ride; too slick :(
3/4/2014 12:15:18 PM
All of the above!
3/4/2014 11:13:53 AM
The black soil in North Central Texas will suck the shoes right off the horse!
3/4/2014 11:04:13 AM
None of the above-wet ground encourages hoof cracks - every year a battle to prevent
3/4/2014 11:02:28 AM
abscesses seem to occur no matter how well I care for the feet when it is wet for long periods.
3/4/2014 10:32:18 AM
Also, brushing it off!! Lol
3/4/2014 8:02:27 AM
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