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post #1 of 39 Old 02-02-2013, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Critque this trim?

Okay.. Well I haven't been the happiest with my farrier lately, and to be honest I feel like I did a better job here than he has done before. Now I know I made some mistakes and I would like them pointed out! What did I do wrong, and whats okay?

On a side note, my horse is not lame and was comfortable immediately after the trim (which was the 30th) and is still comfortable today. I haven't check to see if he is landing heel first. I will look into that tomorrow.

The first set attached are the left foot only. I'll do another post with the right.
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post #2 of 39 Old 02-02-2013, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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These are the right. Also, we are currently battling some thrush in the left foot. Bleck!
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Wow.. I just notice I spelled Critique wrong..
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post #4 of 39 Old 02-02-2013, 10:54 PM
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....okay I'm going to be honest, your farrier could have done better with a pair of safety scissors, if you aren't happy with your farrier GET A NEW ONE. It takes years of schooling and a working understanding of the anatomy of the leg and hoof before you can be a licensed farrier.

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post #6 of 39 Old 02-02-2013, 10:59 PM
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Do you have any pictures of a trim after your farrier's done her feet? I'm having a hard time believing that your trim job is better than your farrier's. If it is, then my goodness you need to find a different farrier who knows what they are doing.

That being said, I HAVE seen worse jobs done, and you said the horse isn't lame from it. So.
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It looks like you did a good job! a little uneven from the looks of the pics but nice work :). Especially if it was your first time, whenever the farrier dont show(Almost always he is the only farrier within a two hour drive) I do my own horses here is a pic of my appy mares hooves after i trimmed them (They were horrible! i wish a new farrier would move here) I dont think i took enough off the front but they should be alright until the farrier shows (If ever). I have read several books on the subject. also there are lots of tutorials you can attend and some are quite cheap!(Like 30 dollars) if your really interested in doing this often. I have worked with several farriers before when i lived in idaho and they said i did a great job.

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It looks like you did a good job! a little uneven from the looks of the pics but nice work :). Especially if it was your first time, whenever the farrier dont show(Almost always he is the only farrier within a two hour drive) I do my own horses here is a pic of my appy mares hooves after i trimmed them (They were horrible! i wish a new farrier would move here) I dont think i took enough off the front but they should be alright until the farrier shows (If ever). I have read several books on the subject. also there are lots of tutorials you can attend and some are quite cheap!(Like 30 dollars) if your really interested in doing this often. I have worked with several farriers before when i lived in idaho and they said i did a great job.
those look a bit long....and like they'll chip quickly

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Okay.. Well I haven't been the happiest with my farrier lately, and to be honest I feel like I did a better job here than he has done before. Now I know I made some mistakes and I would like them pointed out! What did I do wrong, and whats okay?

On a side note, my horse is not lame and was comfortable immediately after the trim (which was the 30th) and is still comfortable today. I haven't check to see if he is landing heel first. I will look into that tomorrow.

The first set attached are the left foot only. I'll do another post with the right.
I am far from an expert but imo, the hooves are too long and unbalanced. I really would get a farrier out to sort them out a bit.
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post #10 of 39 Old 02-02-2013, 11:14 PM
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those look a bit long....and like they'll chip quickly
Ya her hooves are way to tough. I rounded the toes but the farrier hasnt been here for three months and something had to be done. Her hooves need to be slowly brought back at the toe of the hoof. this is from not being trimmed and today i saw her hooves and was like im going to have to fix that. My farrier wont answer iv left like 10 messages.

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