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post #11 of 121 Old 02-27-2012, 12:57 AM
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One thought concerning this thread. You may also want to include the amount of time for the shoeing,trimming,whatever. As well as 1/2 set or full set and mods/corrections needed.
Bnt, I didn't time the work but it was a half set and probably took about an hour and forty five, including time to weld up the bars. Standard half set will take me about an hour fifteen.

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Pretty is as pretty does. I've show horses that need a quality finish. They get it and pay for it as well. I also have horses that walk directly into the mud from where I shoe. There time is of the essence and finish not so much.
It's rare that I'm in a "time is of the essence" mode. Horse shows between classes or if the horse is under sedation would be exceptions.

The cost of finish is built into my fee schedule. Doesn't matter if the animal will immediately walk off into a muddy paddock or into a show ring.

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Doesn't change what the horse needs, but both make a difference to a given group of customers.
Horse owners are often unaware of the nuances of farriery. Sometimes, from their perspective, the only visible difference between two jobs is the finish quality. I do the best finish I can on every horse I work on and consider it to be part of the job.

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Was there a reason you shorted the lateral heel? Did it have anything to do w/ toeing in on that foot? If yes, a bit more roll in the toe on the lateral side might be a good thing.
Shorting the heel suggests I didn't cover the buttress. I covered both heels. In this case, the medial heel is slightly jammed and the shoe is fit to provide equal coverage/support without excess leverage on either side.

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Me, I just pull the shoe and don't worry so much where the frog is pointing if I'm not building the shoe.
Direction of frog point can indicate where the forces are being applied but it's an easily distorted soft tissue so I won't necessarily use it as a guide. I focus more on the capsule shape and symmetry.

Good points and questions Bnt. Post a few of your own to kick things off and encourage additional participation.

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post #13 of 121 Old 02-28-2012, 03:34 PM
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It's rare that I'm in a "time is of the essence" mode. Horse shows between classes or if the horse is under sedation would be exceptions.
Most farriers are in the "time is of the essence" mode. Some horses start to get bored after about 45 min.

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The cost of finish is built into my fee schedule. Doesn't matter if the animal will immediately walk off into a muddy paddock or into a show ring.
You may be pricing yourself out of some really good horses/customers then.

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Horse owners are often unaware of the nuances of farriery. Sometimes, from their perspective, the only visible difference between two jobs is the finish quality. I do the best finish I can on every horse I work on and consider it to be part of the job.
And some don't like standing aroud for 8-9 hours to have 5 horses shod.

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Shorting the heel suggests I didn't cover the buttress. I covered both heels.
Fair ehough, perhaps I should have said "fit w/ more length"

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In this case, the medial heel is slightly jammed and the shoe is fit to provide equal coverage/support without excess leverage on either side.
Did you float the heel any before or after application of the shoe or just shoe to the jammed heel?


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Direction of frog point can indicate where the forces are being applied but it's an easily distorted soft tissue so I won't necessarily use it as a guide. I focus more on the capsule shape and symmetry.
What I said, w/ less words.

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Good points and questions Bnt. Post a few of your own to kick things off and encourage additional participation.
Soon as I get some Polaroid film ordered.

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post #14 of 121 Old 02-29-2012, 08:38 PM
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Soon as I get some Polaroid film ordered.
BNT, you may like to know there're these new fangled things called digital cameras these days!

I'll join in - have posted a few before, but it's times like these I remember I haven't edited the pixel size of most of my pics, so need to get around to that first, so they don't swamp the system! Might make a few before & after compilations too.
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post #15 of 121 Old 02-29-2012, 09:57 PM
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BNT, you may like to know there're these new fangled things called digital cameras these days!
HA HA Yore funny. At least when my polaroid spits out a pic I'm not trying to figgure out why it's lost or where it's at.

Of course I still have that scanning crap to deal with.

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HA HA Yore funny. At least when my polaroid spits out a pic I'm not trying to figgure out why it's lost or where it's at.
Hmm, that's hit a nerve - I'm currently trying to work out how to recover lost data
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post #17 of 121 Old 03-02-2012, 11:00 PM
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Just do what I do; snap a pic with ur phone, then take a Polaroid picture of that, then take a picture of the Polaroid with ur iPod and load it to Facebook, then save it on ur computer and load it to here.
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Everyone is telling and no one is showing for "show and tell"
Well, mine are always unshod, and I usually can't take full credit for their "trims" since the road does a lot of it for me under normal conditions. I just check them when I clean them each day. Most of what I do is maybe cut a bar down a little or cut off any loose frog. But there are times when a trim is needed, even if it's not to often. Ends up looking the same whether I do it or the road does.

Don't have any pictures taken to "show my work" , but I have some taken for someone who wanted to see how their feathering was growing in (a friend, not someone on this forum). I cropped it to show the hoof for here. If I remember I can take one of the bottom tomorrow. Since I'm not going to trim her any time soon, because she doesn't need it, I'll show what her feet look like normally.
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Subscribing- No such thing as too much knowledge
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post #20 of 121 Old 03-03-2012, 12:36 AM
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You should braid yer horses foothair

I'll try to git some photos this weekend. I gotta shoe mine
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