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post #11 of 15 Old 07-03-2013, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by FaydesMom View Post
Since Jaspers owner is ok with you doing things for him, I would not bother asking the BO.

Once you have done a ton of reading about trimming techniques and bought a good rasp, you should take some real good pictures of all of his feet, tops, sides and bottoms, and post them here. There are some really talented people here who could look at your pics and give some advice on areas to work on.

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post #12 of 15 Old 07-03-2013, 06:36 PM
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I disagree. DO look at the elpo mapping site and get familiar with what a healthy foot looks like. DO post pictures here and get feedback as you go. You will have to get agressive with those toes at some point or you will spin your wheels for months or even years. Yes, be conservative. BEst be conservative and then go back and tweek after feedback. Mapping is a fabulous way to learn proper proportions however. watch every video you can on it. there is a ton on you tube.
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post #13 of 15 Old 07-03-2013, 06:45 PM
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Ride in the sand. It has a fair abrasive action on the hoof. More people fire the farrier for lack of courtesy than lack of skill. If one gets snotty, that's a red flag that their skills/knowledge aren't as good as they want their customers to think they are.
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Trinity, yes, I've been watching the videos on hoof mapping and I've found it really interesting to look at x-rays/dissections too. I'm doing what I can, once I get a rasp and "do the deed" some problems may come up with the BO, but I've made the decision that the horses health is more important at this point.

Saddlebag, I always ride him in a sand arena and when I can't ride I work him in the round pen which is also sand :)
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 08:57 PM
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I use a hand held electric sander, the rectangular model, with very coarse sandpaper to do touch ups. The horses seem to find the vibration relaxing.
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