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Nicola Young

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Nicola Young says:

Live Web Chat with Farrier Glyn Trundle

Back by popular demand, is the YH Live Web Chat!

This month we are delighted to announce that Farrier Glyn Trundle will be joining us for an hour to talk to members of the Your Horse forum and discuss concerns they may have on shoeing or trimming.

Glyn will be live on the website from 8pm til 9pm on Tuesday the 22nd of March, where you will have the opportunity to speak to him about any issues that may be troubling you or are curious about.

As an experienced horse rider himself, Glyn is able to sympathise with his clients so there is no need to feel that any worry is too small!

Glyn currently has two horses - Barlow, who is a 1 year old ISH and Stan (Take The Stand) who is 15.

To find out more about Glyn, visit his website www.equityshoeing.co.uk or email him on glyntrundle@yahoo.co.uk

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Nicola Young

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Nicola Young says:

Re: YH Live Web Chat

 Hi Everyone

I'd like to introduce Farrier, Glyn Trundle!

If you'd like to ask him a question, please feel free to post a message on this topic....

Nicola Young | Web Producer | Your Horse

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snowface

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snowface says:

Re: YH Live Web Chat

Hey I just got an email about this and have 2 problems/questions.

I havnt got any pictures or anything of my boys feet but do have a question! Long story short - vet suspected navicular, took shoes off for x-rays and saw worst case of collapsed heels including corns the full works. Didnt notice this until shoe was off so went ahead with x-rays, all clear nothing at all wrong. Vet took pictures at the time of feet so may ask for a copy!

He has been having some work with a farrier I love and although not a remedial farrier he is used by all the big yards around here and very well respected. He put bar shoes (first heart bar now just "normal" bar shoes) on and gels. He also noted he had very bad foot rot around the whole hoof (farrier before told me he has the best feet he had ever seen as was a lazy man and not to put any stuff on them/no suppliments etc!!) so I started the twice daily antibac, farriers formula etc. Hes gone from 5/10ths lame to just 1/10th on a hard surface in just 8 months (vet re-assesed and horse grows no hoof at all so a miracle tbh). The one negative is he was shod so often (4 weeks as needed, sometimes not even quite that!) that his hooves are now incredibly badly cracked so he got an abcess in one hind and still has foot rot.

Now the problem - said great farrier is moving to Sweeden! He has a guy taking over who he said he has 100% confidence in but he did say is quite green - do you think I should move onto a remedial farrier (got to find one) as was paying £120 every 4 weeks and he now no longer needs gels or heartbars just normal bars or try it and see? I just cant risk him going lame.


Now problem number 2 - second horse has had 3 abcesses in 3 different feet in about as many months (if not less months). What on earth can be done to help prevent this - vet suggested perminant pads but apparantly they can cause damage to the frog. He also has bad feet and they are incredibly flat! Thank you very much if you read my essay!
 

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GlynTrundle

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GlynTrundle says:

Re: YH Live Web Chat

Thanks for the introduction Nicola. I look forward to answering any farriery related questions this evening. Please don't be afraid to ask whatever you might have on your mind. Glyn

Glyn Trundle | Farrier | Equity Shoeing

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soniadevereux

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Re: YH Live Web Chat

Hi Glyn,

I have just taken on and started to bring a broodmare back to work after 5 years, She is 14 yr appaloosa and seems to have good feet. I have hacked her out on the roads barefoot  and she is not tender. The hacks are usually around an hour long at least twice a week. I would like to keep her barefoot. would would you suggest.

Thank you for your time

Sonia x

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CharParsley620

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Re: YH Live Web Chat

 Your opinion on Imprint Shoes, Glyn? 

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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monikirk

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monikirk says:

Re: YH Live Web Chat

 Hi there - Myself and my horse - a large friesian - fell on the road, due to him losing his footing when shying - he often slips on the very smooth parts of our road so we tend to hug the kerb where there's a bit more grip. He has 1 tungsten road nail in each shoe but they don't last 6 weeks. This time I asked my farrier for 2 nails per shoe. I've noticed some difference we're not sliding quite so much but as it's been so dry the road surface is very slippery again. 

Do you know of any other product that might help?

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michellev1234

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Re: YH Live Web Chat

Hi Glyn,

Here comes a long one!!

I have a rising 3 yo (26-04-2008) WB*TB he had a mild bout of what the vet called laminitis last year (may 2010) He was lame for 3 days and stabled for 4 weeks. He has since been on restricted grazing since and is now foot perfect! He is currently out from 08.30-17.30 and is completly sound on all surfaces (even the gravel/stones onthe way to the field)

He is turned out with 16 geldings and spends lots of the day playing!! He is in a 15 acre field of which the grazing is ok but not great!! (which suits us!!)

My question is what is the best way to manage him?

He currently has his feet trimmed every 6-8 weeks depending how his ffet look. He usually has very little taken off but we di it regularly none the less.

Whith regard to grazing my aim is to if possible get him turned out for 14-16 hours overnight in the summer (so long as he doesnt go footy)

He is going to be backed late this year or next.

He is fed Blue chip lami lite, speedi beet, fast fibre and micronised linseed (as he struggles to keep his condition) He looks very good on this at the moment!

And and all advice regarding lami and management appreciated.

 

Thank you

Michelle and Oscar
 

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GlynTrundle

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GlynTrundle says:

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I think that a good starting point for finding a new farrier is somebody who your vet is happy to work with and guide through. At least this way, one party knows the full medical history of the horse and will soon be able to tell if you are on the right lines. Vet/farrier/customer relationship is vital in these ongoing cases.

From my experience, prolonged use of pads can be detrimental to feet. The foot has to be able to beathe and pads can prevent this. Horses with bad and flat feet a bit like yours are always prone to abcesses due to the foot flaring and tearing the white line, leaving it susceptible to infection. Bar shoes can be good in this case, for two reasons: one, they hold the foot together a lot more and control the flaring (spreading of the foot), and secondly should assist the heels in regenerating.

If you would like to send me some pictures please do not be afraid to email me them and I can have a look and hopefully offer you some further advice.

 

Thanks. Glyn

Glyn Trundle | Farrier | Equity Shoeing

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GlynTrundle

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GlynTrundle says:

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Dear Sonia

I am not opposed to keeping horses barefoot if they cope with the workload that they are required to do. Often farriers are made out to not agree with barefoot management but this is not the case. IF your horse is sound and not showing signs of being foot sore, carry on bare foot until such time that you perhaps feel you need more protection.

Thanks. Glyn

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adele1008

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adele1008 says:

Re: YH Live Web Chat

Is it possible to treat a horse with 20degrees of rotation to the pedal bone and get it so that it can live life fairly comfortably and in treating sever laminitis how often should their feet be trimmed?

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