Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Craig, J. A.
The horse and its market, pp. 154-168 PDF (4.5 MB)
7'-7',V7'TFW-T -II 00 1t WIBCONSIN IPARKES InSTITT A Lady-Would you consider it a late that largely; the frog is the defect in a horse to rest one front same it grow. and peels off. It is foot when standing? not necessary for the blacksmith to Prof. Craig-Usually we consider cut off the heel of the frog, nor to that an indication;-for instance, if a cut down the frog and the sole, ex- horse stands with his front foot out cept to just take off the loose parti- he is generally sore somewhere below cles and get a better fit to the shoe. the shoulder, if he stands with the Supt. McKerrow-How will you foot rested back, resting on the toe, it remedy that effect in the frog if It is generally some sprain of the shoul- has been spoiled by the blacksmi4h der or something like that; it. is an cutting it down? Indication generally of soreness Prof. Craig-I do not know of any- about the shoulder. thing that will stimulate the growth The Chairman-Isn't it always of the frog. Perhaps the best plan considered an objection in buying a would be to take off the shoes for horse? a while. Prof. Craig-I think it is, but the A Member-Will thoroughpin do way a horse stands is largely a mat- much damage to a horse? ter of handling in the breaking. Prof. Craig-At first it will make Question-You would not consider ,'im lame. It spoils the market value a horse sound that would set his foot completely; it is unsoundness. That forward, would you? is on the hind legs always, never Prof. Craig-I would not consider the front legs, but we get something that an unsoundness. He is likely very nearly the same thing, kind of to have some unsoundness, but I wind bags. A horse that has beeh have known horses to do that ridden hard and allowed to stand in that were perfectly sound. That a hard stable, the oil will accumu- may be a blemish, but I would not late and it is very much like thor- consider it an unsoundness. oughpin in the front leg. Mr. Convey-Wouldn't it produce A Member-If a horse is hurt in shrinkage of the muscle where he the pastern joint, will it ever get followed that habit very much? over it? Prof. Craig-He is resting that foot Prof. Craig-I hardly think so; it for some cause. It is not the natu- will probably throw out what we call ral way for him to stand. It de- a high ringbone. They are not as pends a good deal on what the dangerous as a lower ringbone. cause is. If it is in his shoulder, 1 j Question-What is the cause of think it will shrink up the shoulder. splint? Supt. McKerrow-How much trim Prof. Craig-The same trouble. If ought to be allowed on a frog? inflammation spreads in any point Prof. Craig-The only part of a there is a thin skin starts on the top horse's foot that grows unnaturally of the bone and a bony deposit is is the horn. The horn will grow too thrown out and gathers there. long if it is not cut back, I mean the Question-A young horse that outer edge of the foot. Inside the skips, is it ever saved? foot is the sole between the outer Prof. Craig-I don't think he is of horn and the frog, and that part will any use unless it was a mare that naturally peel off, nature will regu- you wanted to breed from.
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