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post #11 of 24 Old 02-03-2009, 11:41 AM
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Those were rough looking photos. I would have loved to see what it looks like from the front as well. It looks like quite the change. Glad to hear you were able to find a good farrier to do it.
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Those were rough looking photos. I would have loved to see what it looks like from the front as well. It looks like quite the change. Glad to hear you were able to find a good farrier to do it.
Here are Jack's. He's got a lot more work to be done with getting some of the bad grown out, but, they are coming along.



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You might want to see if your farrier will come at 6-8 weeks instead of 10. They look a lot better after they were done.

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You might want to see if your farrier will come at 6-8 weeks instead of 10. They look a lot better after they were done.
bgood, we no longer have that farrier. We also no longer do traditional trimming.

My husband and I now do them every 4 weeks if not sooner.

We are still in the beginning stages of learning how/what/when to do what to the hooves that I hoping that the horses can bear with us till we get it down better.
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They look very nice! His feet look in good shape now.

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bgood, we no longer have that farrier. We also no longer do traditional trimming.

My husband and I now do them every 4 weeks if not sooner.

We are still in the beginning stages of learning how/what/when to do what to the hooves that I hoping that the horses can bear with us till we get it down better.
Its good to hear that they are getting done more often. I think every 3-4 weeks may be too soon to get them done again. We get new shoes on our horses every 6 weeks. Just saying this because you could be saving a lot of money by spacing it out a little more. Ask your farrier what he reccomends, I don't know what your horses feet are like so they may require being done that close together.

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Wow, I'm really impressed, you did a great job!! I really want to learn how to do it so I can do my horses' feet, but I'm really scared I'll hurt them or make them look horrendous. How did you learn? Did your farrier teach you? I really want to learn.

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I think they look great. When our farrier was pregnant and we had to attempt to do it ourselves, we would do some filing every week. It made it easier then waiting and doing a full trim every 6 weeks. Plus its was easier on old backs doing one horse one day one the next. Or maybe it was one foot one day one the next .... oh wait maybe thats why, it took us a whole week to do one horse JK
I have to give all of you that do your own horses a round of applause. Its much harder than it looks when the farrier does it.


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Wow, I'm really impressed, you did a great job!! I really want to learn how to do it so I can do my horses' feet, but I'm really scared I'll hurt them or make them look horrendous. How did you learn? Did your farrier teach you? I really want to learn.
My husband and I first started out by watching Pete Ramey dvd's. But, we were both afraid to do the initial cut. So, after about half a year of searching we finally found a natural trimmer an hour away. She is wonderful and gave them their first trim.

I also told her that we wanted to be taught. She was fine with that.

The next time she came she did most of the trim but let us do some too.

My husband and I have been doing them for awhile now. Just to be sure what we have been doing is ok, we are going to have her come out one more time.

Vidaloco,

At first I thought that if we were going to go and trim, we would just get all 3 horses done with at one time. LOL, I no longer think that. We at most do two horses in one day. But, it's way easier to just do one at a time. Each horse still takes us about 45 minutes. Sometimes longer.
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Its good to hear that they are getting done more often. I think every 3-4 weeks may be too soon to get them done again. We get new shoes on our horses every 6 weeks. Just saying this because you could be saving a lot of money by spacing it out a little more. Ask your farrier what he reccomends, I don't know what your horses feet are like so they may require being done that close together.
If you are trimming yourself, you can do it as often as you like, it will just be in smaller jobs. Personally, I look at the trim needs of feet weekly. It doesn't mean I DO it weekly, but I assess it. I NEVER use nippers on my horses because i keep up on it. A rasp and a hoof knife -- that's it. It's also much easier to do a bit at a time.

BTW, you probably could take more of that flare off as well on Jack's hooves next time. Again, nice to see this work. Keep it up!
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