Critique hoof trim? - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 08-26-2009, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
Critique hoof trim?

This is Thunder's new look after the new farrier trimmed him. What do you think? He does have the rounded toe (mustang roll) and the last picture looks really upright but it's at a little bit of an angle. Also these were taken from cell phone, and hoof was dirty. Thanks!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg hoof.jpg (43.0 KB, 210 views)
File Type: jpg hoof2.jpg (35.5 KB, 185 views)
File Type: jpg hoof3.jpg (49.2 KB, 192 views)
free_sprtd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 08-26-2009, 09:58 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,011
• Horses: 24
Looks darn good to me. Love that beautiful mustang hoof. ;)

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 08-26-2009, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
Ya this was his one good foot, the other three have the tiny abscesses lol. Thanks! I was worried it wasn't right because it looked so different than the others that trimmed him, but just guessing that the others were sloppy :)
free_sprtd is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 08-26-2009, 10:02 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,011
• Horses: 24
Of course, I am far from an expert on barefoot trimming but it looks balanced and well rounded to me. ;p

I didn't know that he had abcesses in all 3 others :O I thought it was just one. That is really odd that he would get them in 3 hooves at once.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 08-26-2009, 10:05 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,324
• Horses: 0
Excellent trim from what I can tell. I trim my own following Pete Ramey's methods and I love it.
Spirithorse is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 08-26-2009, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
I know RIGHT??!?!? That's why I was like "what the heck???" one is like a hole the width of a pen about 1/4" deep that was pussing (rear left), and is not anymore since I've been cleaning it, the other is along the bar facing the white line that isn't deep, but was wide...pussed the first time (front right) , then hasn't since, and the other is in the rear right, but hasn't gotten to the surface and is really small. So I have NO IDEA why he got them, apparently back in may the old farrier said that it looked like he had had one that popped itself (no clue on my part, even though I clean his feet). So maybe it's the oats in his diet? The not being on pasture? Standing in mud in the winter? Idk. :(

AWesome thanks SH!!! I am glad that this new guy is working :)
free_sprtd is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 08-27-2009, 09:06 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Posts: 1,591
• Horses: 5
Looks good to me. Could be the abscesses are releasing due to a change in trim style? Sometimes when you fix something the yuckies have to vacate. ;)

Appyt is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 08-28-2009, 08:35 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
The side pics are definitely off, but as you indicate this already, I'll assume that it is only the picture view because the bottom looks OK. Personally, I would have gone lower on the heels, but especially with problems in the other feet the trimmer probably made some concessions here.

All in all, a nice foot in my opinion. Lots of frog and nice and wide.
NorthernMama is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 08-28-2009, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
thanks! Yes this was a corrective trim after several years of having bad trims. It's only been a week, so ill be keeping an eye on him for sure. Hoping that it gets better.
free_sprtd is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 08-28-2009, 04:11 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: So. Oregon
Posts: 317
• Horses: 2
Yes, I'd say a little lower on the heels, but they look great overall. Nice balance, good roundness, love the frog...great! Looks like a nice trim to me!
The "Mustang Trim" is what I've been trying to use on Sam...and may I remind you, TB's aren't mustangs!! His feet have been doing well, but they're not perfect...I get to trim the hooves of a QH that Sam's owner has...a pretty gelding, great feet (treats gravel like grass), but he's a training project. He has high heels too, due to the trim her farrier uses, but I'm going to work on it...
Great hooves, free_sprtd!
(remember me? I used to be Bucky's Buddy?)

"Horses are proof that God wants us to enjoy life"
SAVE THE MUSTANGS!!!!
SamboStar is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Natural barefoot trim vs. Reg bareft trim?? free_sprtd Horse Health 9 12-28-2012 05:35 PM
Cash's hoof trim pics Appyt Hoof Care 22 03-23-2009 11:41 PM
Please Critique my TBs barefoot trim! RedHawk Horse Riding Critique 11 02-12-2009 04:19 PM
Please Critique Athena's Trim whitetrashwarmblood Horse Riding Critique 7 12-16-2008 04:30 PM
hoof trim question newhorsemom Hoof Care 12 09-27-2008 01:54 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome