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  • Trimming hooves every 4 weeks

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    01-21-2013, 01:27 PM
  #11
Green Broke
I trim our mares every 4 weeks in the summer and 6-7 weeks in the winter (they could go 1-2 weeks more).
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    01-21-2013, 11:56 PM
  #12
Weanling
Mine can't go more than 5 weeks in the warmer months. In the winter, they can go 8 weeks.
     
    01-22-2013, 12:08 AM
  #13
Trained
Mine get done every 6-7 weeks in the summer and 8-9 weeks in the winter because it doesn't grow as fast in the winter but in the summer they grow pretty fast.
     
    01-22-2013, 12:17 AM
  #14
Yearling
My horse is 2 and just had her feet done for the first time on Friday. They were in great condition, but a little long. The place I board has the farrier out about every 6-7 months, one horse gets bad, the other one stays really good. I would like to get it done sooner then that, but it all depends on how fast they grow, and if they break off good.

The last time the horses feet were done (the BO's horses) were last spring, in May or June.
     
    01-22-2013, 12:26 AM
  #15
Trained
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Originally Posted by Breezy2011    
My horse is 2 and just had her feet done for the first time on Friday. They were in great condition, but a little long. The place I board has the farrier out about every 6-7 months, one horse gets bad, the other one stays really good. I would like to get it done sooner then that, but it all depends on how fast they grow, and if they break off good.

The last time the horses feet were done (the BO's horses) were last spring, in May or June.
     
    01-22-2013, 12:32 AM
  #16
Started
Most horses I know had theirs done every 6-8 weeks but Brock really needs his done every 4-5 weeks (at all times of the year). He was being done every 6 weeks where I had him agisted but they looked overdue by week 5-6.
     
    01-22-2013, 07:26 AM
  #17
Started
Every 6 weeks for my ponies. Love my farrier, he comes out, trims and lets the horses go in the pasture and I don't have to be there!
     
    01-22-2013, 12:03 PM
  #18
Banned
My horses get done every 5 to 6 weeks.
In winter a little longer inbetween trims.
Have a farrier coming in a week to fix some issues my horse has.
     
    01-22-2013, 12:49 PM
  #19
Green Broke
A good farrier will recommend every 6 weeks during the Spring, Summer and Fall, and 8 weeks during the winter (northern climates) bc they grow slower then. They must grow out enough to hold a shoe for a re-shoeing, and 6 weeks usually allows for this growth. Special needs and trimming/shoeing more often are usually addressed by your farrier, too. Why are asking? Do you not have a current farrier?
     
    01-23-2013, 10:27 PM
  #20
Foal
Un-kept hooves are a pet peeve of mine. I've learned how to do my horses hooves in a natural hoof trim and do them every 5 weeks. I might take a rasp to them in between if needed - which makes less to trim the next round.
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Danielle
     

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