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post #21 of 28 Old 05-11-2012, 03:49 AM
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Yeah I went back and read your post and it's so critical but it really made a lot of sense.

So glad that there are options for each horse, instead of being stuck with one farrier who's so-so.

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post #22 of 28 Old 05-11-2012, 10:34 AM
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However, I think there are a lot of horse owners that do not realize how important the more subtle details of a shoeing are.
True. People should be educated as well. My only point is it's not JUST farrier's responsibility to teach, but the owner's as well to learn.

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post #23 of 28 Old 05-11-2012, 11:20 AM
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Mark, how does one recognize heel pain in the hinds? This is an area that is often overlooked by many farriers and trimmers. Altho the onus is on the owner to learn, what should one do if questions seem to get the farrier's panties in a twist?
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Mark, how does one recognize heel pain in the hinds?
Horse won't load the heels while standing. Will tend to stand with the hinds camped out behind or frequently shift weight between hind feet, carrying most of the weight at the toe.

Horse is reluctant to reach forward with the hinds at the job or lope.

Horse will react to hoof testers around the heel area.

Visual evidence of bruising, trauma or pathology at the seat of corn in the buttress area.

Etc, etc, etc.

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This is an area that is often overlooked by many farriers and trimmers. Altho the onus is on the owner to learn, what should one do if questions seem to get the farrier's panties in a twist?
I can't speak for other farriers and don't know (don't wanna know!) if any wear panties!

That said, I can answer any and all questions an owner may present. Admittedly, some of those answers may be "I don't know". It's not a great answer but it is valid.

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post #25 of 28 Old 05-12-2012, 09:51 AM
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That said, I can answer any and all questions an owner may present. Admittedly, some of those answers may be "I don't know". It's not a great answer but it is valid.

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post #26 of 28 Old 05-12-2012, 02:53 PM
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Horse is reluctant to reach forward with the hinds at the job or lope.
What if he's willing to reach for with hinds at home or at school, just not at the job?

(PS - told ya so!)
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Horseman, is it okay if I take pictures of my TB's hooves and post them here for some advice? He has bad feet and wears full shoes with pads in front. Had a few abscesses when I first bought him, but I switched farriers, and as of late our problem is just in losing shoes occasionally. He's on a 5-6 week farrier schedule.
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post #28 of 28 Old 05-12-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Horseman, is it okay if I take pictures of my TB's hooves and post them here for some advice? He has bad feet and wears full shoes with pads in front. Had a few abscesses when I first bought him, but I switched farriers, and as of late our problem is just in losing shoes occasionally. He's on a 5-6 week farrier schedule.
I certainly have no objection. I have no control over who posts. It's a public forum.


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What if he's willing to reach for with hinds at home or at school, just not at the job?

(PS - told ya so!)

Hah! How do you know I didn't mean "while at work"? Okay, okay, you got me. Turn around is fair play and you know it's going to happen again.

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