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    06-12-2012, 08:33 AM
i think

I think that he meant that "mapping"
Is general concept that the hoof has its "logic" regarding key elements
Outside and inside.

And map is as map, you should understand the "signs" and choose what way is the best to go in... .

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    06-12-2012, 08:44 AM
I've seen some farrier to take off the sole (with the hoof knife). I believe some of big name NH farriers do it this way (I have to dig out names though as I can't say from the top of my memory). Personally I'm not persuaded it's a way to go (in particularly because one can take off too much). When my guy does my mares (or even when I do "touch-up") the clean live sole seems to show up without any extra "digging" with the knife.

Another thing, which makes me very uncomfortable is cutting off the frog. I've seen one farrier in my area who does it as "norm". While I do understand cutting off the "flaps", but he was just cutting off the nice solid frog to make it "flat" with the hoof. Does it make any sense? In my understanding (and I'm NOT a farrier) the frog basically is a shock absorber (that is also not solid, so can "flat out" under the weight of the horse). Taking off that extra part will increase the stress/shock on bottom of the hoof. No?
    06-12-2012, 09:12 AM
^ Not only is the frog a shock absorber, it also provised support for the heals and the skeletal system.
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    06-12-2012, 06:22 PM
<--doesnt need a map anymore unless its an X ray....

IMO, mapping is for people who are learning and is about as useful as a hoof gauge.
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    06-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Originally Posted by loosie    
Sorry, I don't get what you mean. What is it that's learned from mapping then? Haven't looked into it for ages, so...
You can draw lines all over the foot to various reference points but if you can't apply the proper trim to the foot it really don't matter .
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    06-12-2012, 07:10 PM
Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
<--doesnt need a map anymore unless its an X ray....

IMO, mapping is for people who are learning and is about as useful as a hoof gauge.
I would love to hear you say that to Dave Duckett .
    06-12-2012, 08:13 PM
He made a nice Dot. I wonder if he used a marker all the time or if he learned to "see" the foot after awhile.
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