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post #11 of 40 Old 06-07-2011, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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He has trimmed him 3 times now. I am in a new area, used one guy who traveled an hour to me and he stopped coming and referred me to this new guy. The new guy when I asked if he had horses said "no but I grew up around em as my dad had a horse farm" so that may be part of my hesitation. My boy has always have good strong healthhy hooves so that's why this was a concern.
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post #12 of 40 Old 06-07-2011, 01:16 PM
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Your horse is also recovering from an issue that changed your whole work pattern for a while. That can affect the hoof growth.


If you do not like your farrier (which is what I am getting from your more recent posts) simply change farriers. No biggy.
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What was my horse recovering from? He has not been lame or "out of work" jsut ot ridden consistently.
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I thought your horse being out of work was for a reason.

Sorry.


The long and short of it is, if you want a different farrier ask around and find one. No requirement to keep this one.
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I was recommended to one by a woman where I buy my feed. I might give him a call. I like my farrier, he's nice. I just don't know enough to determine if its from a bad trim. If it was, no reason to keep him around. If its not, then ill keep him around ;)
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We can not see anything from the photos posted.
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post #17 of 40 Old 06-07-2011, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Always- the photos I put up were just photos I took on sunday, I didnt get good ones of his feet. I wish I did now. I wasnt concerned bc he had never had it befroe, so I look it up and saw thqat it meant the hook was deteching from the wall- not good.
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Tell you what, how about you get some better pictures of his feet next time you are out. We can offer much better advice then because we can see the foot as a whole and see whether or not the farrier appears to be doing a satisfactory job.

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^^ This. I would caution against being too quick to correct flares. Some horses just have them. One of mine has for years (he is 22) due to a hock issue, and the way he moves. Over the winter I free leased him to a therapeutic riding center. Long story short, their farrier insisted on tking off the flares. Within a month he was back home, since he was "off".. Duh. Removing the flare torqued his joint just enough to affect it. Flare is now back, he is much more comfortable. I will also say that I did not notice where you are, but you said you have just moved to a new area? Perhaps the crack is from all the rain this spring, the wetness, of a change in ground, feed, etc. You cannot blame everything on the farrier. I would, however, ask about it.

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post #20 of 40 Old 06-07-2011, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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I have been in my location now for 8 months. He is on same feed and hay. And he has never had flares before, just minor cracks at the 5 week point. Is this going to affect his ridability?
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