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post #1 of 4 Old 08-29-2013, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation hmm Howd did u learn?

My vet said that IF I wanted to, in order to keep Sunny up-to-par inbetween trimmings that He would suggest me trimming( LITTLE BITS) off his back feet and filing them to keep them straighter( since he is pigeon toed and bowlegged in the back)

SO i was just wondering.. HOW did you guys learn( those of u that DONT have someone to watch over you.. I know that I wont be completely trimming.. just.. Filing his back feet. and maybe his fronts.. just a maintence thing.. inbetween trims..

SOO anybody have any advice? also would posting pictures of his feet help with you guys giving advice on HOW I SHOULD start? like being specific to his feet?


ps it would be a while before I actually did it.. ( so I can get lots and lots of info and learn about the hoof and everything) << read about Sunny and I. Our journey
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-29-2013, 09:54 PM
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Go to thats one site i use alot very easy to read and lots of pictures. You just got to read read read and study the diffrent sites on hoofs.

Iv spent hours reading and looking at diffrent sites if you follow some of the post on here theres also alot of info.
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Once you begin, there is no end to learning, really.

My filly has a front pigeon toe. It is slight, but there. So, I keep both fronts trimmed and beveled w the sole plane..religiously. For that effort you don't need as much knowledge and tools as you might to do all aspects of trimming. You only need a good rasp (beyond a hoof pick and such). After he is properly trimmed next by whomever, just stay on it. A farrier could show you what needs to be done for this case easily enough. That would get you started and give you a lot of time to delve into all the "rest" of particulars of trimming - if you so desired.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.

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I sent my self to horseshoeing school after college. And then apprenticed with farriers in the area but I was trying to establish a carrier.

I agree Missy May, there is no end to learning! I know people who have been doing it for 50+ years that are still learning.

Good luck!
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