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hello sir. may i know how should i get to know that my horse has tender soles?

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HELLO ROHIT...THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION...

Hello my friend !! Sorry for the delay...out of state working.

Generally, they will point" or will NOT stand under themselves. Also...constant shifting
from one hoof to another.

In motion, their head will go upwards when they land on the sore hoof or sole.

A "trot" is a good way of seeing if they are "head-bobbing" lame or just "off".
The expression "off" meaning, Not exactly lame nor in pain; but noticeably NOT comfortable
in their gait or as the horse moves from say, right lead to left lead.

Sole paint (any drying agent) will harden the sole and form a callous against bruising.
BE CAREFUL Not to over dry or you will lose elasticity in the hoof!! A hard hoof against
a hard ground, makes for an unhappy horse !!

Best to You !!
Joepaul Meyers,C.J.F.  

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With over 40yrs. as a Certified Journeyman/Master Farrier, I have taught at the Univ.& Trade School levels. My specialty is Veterinary Farriery, Lameness and Therapeutic shoeing.

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