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post #21 of 39 Old 02-03-2013, 02:02 PM
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Concerning the frog.. Yeah, I notice the horizontal lines, and many people say you should remove the diseased frog.. but that is A LOT of frog to remove!! What on earth should I do with that?
I usually just trim it off it cant hurt but when my farrier comes out he doesnt even trim the frog and said it would wear off on its own and she has never gone lame when i left the frog or when i trimmed it so either way you can go i guess. I have 7 horses and trim their feet off and on for about 5 years now.
there is a book you can buy online called barefoot trim for the complete beginner by sarah bell. i think it would help a lot :) dont worry about making little mistakes they can be fixed.

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post #22 of 39 Old 02-03-2013, 02:23 PM
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You rasped away too much on the sides and the hoof is unbalanced. You need to trim the bars back and dress the frog. I also disagree with doing a mustang roll. You should get a professional farrier to trim your horses feet. They went to school and were properly trained. You could end up doing a lot of damage to hooves and then make the horse completely lame. As the saying goes "No hoof, No horse"

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You rasped away too much on the sides and the hoof is unbalanced. You need to trim the bars back and dress the frog. I also disagree with doing a mustang roll. You should get a professional farrier to trim your horses feet. They went to school and were properly trained. You could end up doing a lot of damage to hooves and then make the horse completely lame. As the saying goes "No hoof, No horse"
Just because you hire a profssional farreir doesnt mean their any good iv been through several. So hiring a so called professional isnt the be all end all awnswer. I know iv been there done that last so called professional left all my horses with under run heels and long toes. Sorry just because they have professional in front of their name it means NOTHING. I want to see their work if its good great their hired if not dont let the gate hit you in the Butt,on the way out.
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Just because you hire a profssional farreir doesnt mean their any good iv been through several. So hiring a so called professional isnt the be all end all awnswer. I know iv been there done that last so called professional left all my horses with under run heels and long toes. Sorry just because they have professional in front of their name it means NOTHING. I want to see their work if its good great their hired if not dont let the gate hit you in the Butt,on the way out.
If i could find a good barefoot farrier in the area id hire him right now, but i did find a so called professional farrier about 10 years ago that came to trim a rescue horse and he totally messed up(I tried to find him later but couldnt), i didnt know til it was to late. I should have gotten references but i was 12 and the horse was in bad shape(also severly starved and food aggressive). She ended up going completly lame, we saw a vet and he said something about her cannon bone, im going to have to get the record out because i cant completly remember what was wrong with it, the vet said it could be fixed but it would be a lot of money and the horse was to wild and aggressive from two teenage boys who decided to break her the hard way. so we put her down(Also suggested by two trainers i took her to, she was unpredictable and attacked if you turned your back on her, she also broke my ribs when i was shutting a gate once). I paid those boys 500(they said that they couldnt afford to feed her but i knew better their parents owned a construction company) for that horse and i havent bought a horse since then all my other horses were free. If only i had her longer before she was hurt, she might have been a better horse and we could have fixed the problem. It was my first rescue, and i failed miserably, but since have rescued 5 wonderful horses.

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post #25 of 39 Old 02-03-2013, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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there is a book you can buy online called barefoot trim for the complete beginner by sarah bell. i think it would help a lot :) dont worry about making little mistakes they can be fixed.
This looks awesome, I wish it was cheaper though!
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Okay.. I tried to balance a bit today. I think I still need to work on the heels??

These are the left. It looks like the right heel is a tad higher?
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This looks awesome, I wish it was cheaper though!
Lol i go to the library and rent all the books on horses, also rent tons of movies. you can go to youtube there are TONS of videos on barefoot trimming.

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First picture is the left foot. Rest are the Right.
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When I look at the pictures it looks like I could take a lot more off the heels.
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post #30 of 39 Old 02-03-2013, 05:54 PM
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I think you have done great ! most people won't take the time to learn, For being new at this your doing really good and that is a heck of alot better then some of the farrier work I have seen.
I realy like Pete Ramey, I bought his book and have learned alot. Your on the right track thats for sure.
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