Fixing founder, would you lower these heels further? - Page 6
   

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Hoof Care

Fixing founder, would you lower these heels further?

This is a discussion on Fixing founder, would you lower these heels further? within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category

    Like Tree84Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-05-2014, 03:24 PM
      #51
    Weanling
    My closest qualified vets and farrier to treat a lameness issue are ~120 miles away... just as a point of reference. There is a vet about 30 miles away that can do basic emergency stuff, but he lacks a lot of equipment (and skill IMO). For all we know OP's situation could be similar, and if OP is in the rural US or Canada, it probably is. I hope people take this in to consideration when giving anyone advice.
    Roux likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        03-05-2014, 10:40 PM
      #52
    Yearling
    Geographically speaking the US is huge and on top of that population centers are really spread out and it is still fairly rural every where but the coasts. Most people that keep horses live in the rural spots.

    Not only is vet care not always readily available many states in the US don't require certification for things like equine dentists and farriers. There is literally no state issues license issued to farriers like there is for practicing vets, dr. Lawyers etc. It just isn't governmentally regulated.

    You can go to a 6 week farrier course at a for-profit private school and get their "certificate of completion" and of course the AFA has different levels of certification to be obtained. I have only ever met less than a handful of farriers with AFA certs.

    Further, and this is just my impression so I could be way off, the AFA is still very much grounded in shoeing and the traditional "iron" hoof as well as blacksmith and forging skills. For farriers who have moved into a more progressive barefoot approach I don't think they will find the resources they are looking for through the AFA and therefor may choose not to be a member but still offer great farrier skills to their clients etc.

    I have never heard of a farrier carrying insurance and I have heard rumors that people insure horses but I have never met someone who has. That is pretty far out of the norm for most of us.

    When you ask are you a certified farrier you are insinuating that the person is somehow incapable of trimming or is doing something wrong. It does come off pretty judgmental.
         
        03-06-2014, 01:45 AM
      #53
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Viranh    
    My closest qualified vets and farrier to treat a lameness issue are ~120 miles away...
    Pft! That's just around the corner, compared to most areas away from the East coast around Australia! Met a guy in Broome who was in town to pick up supplies from the vet for his horses, who lived a day's drive East. I suspect he probably doesn't truck them to a qualified farrier every 6 weeks either, of whom I wouldn't bank on finding one in Broome anyway.

    Oh & Wildspot if you're here, I promise I'll bring my tools next time I'm in the Pilbara!
    Sharpie, Roux and Yogiwick like this.
         
        03-09-2014, 06:40 PM
      #54
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Further, and this is just my impression so I could be way off, the AFA is still very much grounded in shoeing and the traditional "iron" hoof as well as blacksmith and forging skills. For farriers who have moved into a more progressive barefoot approach I don't think they will find the resources they are looking for through the AFA and therefor may choose not to be a member but still offer great farrier skills to their clients etc
    YES YES and YES.. and the "non members" and EX members like myself also include farriers who still shoe as well as barefoot rim, but in the more progressive methods that promote better hoof health and function.
         

    Tags
    founder, frogs, lame, overgrown, thrush

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Fixing up trailer 4horses Horse Trailers 8 10-05-2013 07:36 PM
    Fixing hands... Amir Dressage 20 12-31-2012 05:58 PM
    lower leg/ heels problems. everyones opinion welcomed please comment! :) Fudgelove English Riding 11 07-07-2012 11:00 PM
    Fixing old habits... TimWhit91 Horse Riding 4 05-19-2012 04:19 PM
    Fixing Up an Old Trailer jackieboy2 Horse Trailers 2 05-11-2010 12:46 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:42 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0