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post #21 of 25 Old 03-11-2008, 10:44 PM
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I have noticed a difference in her movement. She is more clumsy and just 'weird'. Not stable.

Look at the picture. Do you see her right front foot (it is the same pictured above)? Do you see how the toe is pointing up and how the whole foot is at a different angle?

Is something wrong?

Ok -- look at the photo here and look at your avatar... that speaks volumes. Huge difference.

I have been trimming my horses hooves for 2 years. As a teenager, our family also trimmed our horses hooves. In your first post, I see a lot of bars, alot of excess sole and definitely flares. In this post, I see too much bar and high quarters (kind of the inside and outside edges). I'm definitely, definitely no expert, but I would not tolerate that kind of hoof care from anyone that supposedly knows what he/she is doing. Hope it went well with the new farrier today. Your previous one may have been "nice", but wasn't looking after your horse. Please let us know how it went and post new pics!
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post #22 of 25 Old 03-12-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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The new farrier was VERY Friendly and he explained many things to me! I really think he knows what he is doing!!

Look at the difference!! Her front feet are coming to be the same size again and her back feet are looking more normal!! All of her feet look so much better with this first trim. My farrier said that it will take a few more trims to get them more normal but we're off to a good start!

This is the first hoof that I was complaining about...the one with the upward toe. This foot looks weird after the trim but stil... it is much more even and a whole lot more functional.

Look at the difference here. The left pic is of course after the trim...the right is an older pic that shows the foots old look. I like the new look better. This poor foot had a lot of bruising in it and my farrier even found a hidden abcess under the dead sole. Notice the flares have been addressed!!

I am happy with the results of this first barefoot trim. I wasn't able to get more pics but I will maybe tomorrow.
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post #23 of 25 Old 03-13-2008, 07:54 AM
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That's great! Her feet look 'way better. You've done right by your girl to question your first farrier's methods. She will be much happier now.
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post #24 of 25 Old 03-17-2008, 09:16 PM
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>>I am happy with the results of this first barefoot trim<<

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! They look great compared to the before shots. High 5 to your new trimmer.
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post #25 of 25 Old 03-18-2008, 12:03 AM
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I love those feathers! I hope my mare grows more feathering than what she has now. She is a Clyde/QH cross.

You should post pictures of your mare more often!
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