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appymini

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I have a tiny 3 month old foal.She has developed long toes and going lower in the heel. My blacksmith is not very good at trimming the foals.But is good and patient working with them. I need to know should her toes be more trimed then her heels, to bring her legs straighter again? thanks
 

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I personally ( without seeing her ) trim the toe a bit more than the heel. When you clean the hoof you cn usually see the amount that needs removed. I have rasped mine a couple X's already and they are 3.5 MOS. Hope all goes well with the trimming, and you might want to try regular rasping.
 

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From my experience, most foals will grow more toe, and it usually needs to be squared off with a rasp, a little, so they can stand "up" on their legs... If this has not been done allready, she probably has some excess toe to trim.
 

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I start rasping my little ones at a week old....and sometimes have even trimmed some at birth...when necessary. I will continue rasping every week (more off the toe than heel) to encourage them to get up on their toes instead of rocking back on their heels.
 

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We just did 2 week old Little Timmy last night.

Here is a nice link for you to print out for your farrier:

www.equipodiatry.com/foaltrm.html
 

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My little guy had quite a lot of toe trimmed off at two weeks old; he's been done every six weeks since along with the mature horses.

Andrea
 

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My filly, Lily, has had her feet trimmed twice, third time next week, and she is 2 1/2 months old. had to start at 2 weeks old. her toes grow really fast and then she gets back on the heel. trimming every 4 weeks has kept this from happening again.

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Yep, just as everyone is saying.....those little ones' toes need trimming!

We start at a couple of weeks with rasping, earlier if necessary. Many of our babies are at 4 months and have been trimmed at least 3 times now.

MA
 

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