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post #11 of 15 Old 04-23-2012, 03:23 PM
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^^ you mean except in their own head. lol
Yep. I honestly haven't had a farrier worth his salt who didn't consider the whole horse and how it's put together...not just the hoof.

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post #12 of 15 Old 04-29-2012, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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I have been looking for his truck around town, haven't seen it again, dang it! I will ask my farrier when I see him in about 3 weeks, he knows just about everyone operating in the area.
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post #13 of 15 Old 05-08-2012, 01:19 AM
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Hi,

I agree that any farrier worth their salt *should* consider the whole horse, management, diet, etc, but unfortunately IME very many don't. I don't in the least consider holistic care a load of hog's ****, rather I consider farriers that don't consider anything above the knees incompetent. Not saying advertising as such is more than marketing, but don't see what the problem with it is either.

To the person who mentioned emu oil & vinegar, I don't know much about emu oil(vaguely remember hearing wonder stories about it, but don't know if they equated to.... snake oil stories!) or know what was wrong with your horses, but vinegar is indeed often effective for skin/hoof infections, because these bugs generally don't do well in acid environments - nothing butterfly fartish about that IMO.
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post #14 of 15 Old 05-08-2012, 01:53 AM
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LOL, sorry, but one of my aunts is a "holistic" fanatic and she's a friggin nut job.
Hubby's aunt is the same, when I was in labor with our first, she came and literally doused me in lavender oil. Was supposed to make me "relax" and relieve pain..... HAH! I promptly started gagging and puking from the overwhelming stench. The nurse threw her out of the room and washed it all off.
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Hubby's aunt is the same, when I was in labor with our first, she came and literally doused me in lavender oil. Was supposed to make me "relax" and relieve pain..... HAH! I promptly started gagging and puking from the overwhelming stench. The nurse threw her out of the room and washed it all off.
Lavender & peppermint oil is actually one of the few(including drugs) things that take the edge off migraines for me, but I'd personally doubt it'd even do that for labour pains! It would have been nice of your aunt to at least ask if you wanted it first. But it also reminds me of those who use citronella or such as deodorant - not sure if it works as deodorant or the overpowering stench of citronella just covers up the BO! ...& then there are those who claim those crystal salts are great deodorants. They must just be desensitised to their own smell I reckon!
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