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        01-03-2013, 01:30 PM
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    Weanling
    farrier critique (picture heavy)

    I am a little late getting these posted. I had a farrier out 4 weeks ago for the horse I am free leasing. I used the one the owners typically use, but Im not sure Im completely happy with the way he did Finnegan's feet. He said the horse was three weeks past due on a trim. I don't know if that is true or not, as I keep up with my horses feet religously. I do know the horse was past due when we started leasing him, which is why we had the farrier out first thing. Ill post before and after pictures so it's easier to compare them. Let me know how you think he did.

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        01-03-2013, 01:34 PM
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    Weanling
    Im not sure which foot matches up with which foot on the rest of these so I just going to post them.I will do my best to guess which is which.
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        01-03-2013, 10:06 PM
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    Green Broke
    They look much better. I would say that was more than 3 weeks past due, horrible. I can't comment on the angles or anything as I'm not an expert but they do look much better. They looked a bit short until I saw the underside, but that looks normal to me.
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        01-04-2013, 01:28 AM
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    Trained
    Hi, better pix n diff angles needed for accurate view - see link below for pic tips. Ut as much as can be seen, i'd guess they were more than a few weeks overdue, or very ineptly done last time, and this farrier seems to have done a reasonable job. Heels may still be a little long, quarters are, but otherwise looks good, esp considering the before pics.

    Even if yor horses usual cycle is 5-6 weeks, at different times they can need more frequent trimming n its best to do it often enough to *maintain* form n function not allow them to overgrow much before trimming.
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        01-04-2013, 04:18 PM
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    Weanling
    Thanks for the responses. Ill try to get better pictures next time.
         
        01-05-2013, 02:08 AM
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    Trained
    He did not bevel them. Niether did a farrier I had come out recently for a completely untrained filly I had just purchased (I normally do them myself). You would think farriers would just do that whilst they were at it!! Other than that..it looks like he did a really good job.
         
        01-05-2013, 10:27 AM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    He did not bevel them. Niether did a farrier I had come out recently for a completely untrained filly I had just purchased (I normally do them myself). You would think farriers would just do that whilst they were at it!! Other than that..it looks like he did a really good job.
    Were you present when the farrier was there? If so, why didn't you make that request if you wanted it done and saw that he was not doing so? If not, you can leave the instruction with whoever was there with the horse to make sure to have it done.
         
        01-05-2013, 12:07 PM
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    Trained
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    Were you present when the farrier was there? If so, why didn't you make that request if you wanted it done and saw that he was not doing so? If not, you can leave the instruction with whoever was there with the horse to make sure to have it done.
    No, I was present. As I posted at the time (right before thankgiving), I had a hard time getting a reputable farrier to come out. I don't have a regular farrier since I do my own, and my trusted "yesteryear" farrier moved out of state. I had to plead and use the names of those that refered me to him to have him squeeze me in. He was clearly "in a hurry" between regular customers - and I wanted to focus on the really "big stuff" w what time I had.

    If I ever get another farrier to come out on a ordinary scheduled appointment, you bet I will insist on it! It was a lot of work to do on an untrained younster w/o help. And everyone that has barefoot horses should put it on there "checklist" of things to expect from their farrier - if and when they employ one.
         

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