Let's see your work - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Hoof Care

Let's see your work

This is a discussion on Let's see your work within the Hoof Care forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Horse gets bored with work after 45 minutes

Like Tree63Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-27-2012, 01:57 AM
  #11
Weanling
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-27-2012, 09:56 AM
  #12
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by bntnail    
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.

Quote:
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.

Quote:
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.

Quote:
Mark,
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.

Quote:
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.

Cheers,
Mark
     
    02-28-2012, 04:34 PM
  #13
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horseman56    

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.

Quote:
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.

Quote:
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.

Quote:
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"

Quote:
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?


Quote:
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.

Quote:
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.
     
    02-29-2012, 09:38 PM
  #14
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by bntnail    
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.
     
    02-29-2012, 10:57 PM
  #15
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by loosie    
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.
     
    03-01-2012, 04:50 AM
  #16
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by bntnail    
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
     
    03-03-2012, 12:00 AM
  #17
Yearling
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.
     
    03-03-2012, 12:56 AM
  #18
Yearling
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2012-03-02_14-44-05_752 - Copy.jpg (69.5 KB, 239 views)
     
    03-03-2012, 01:16 AM
  #19
Yearling
Subscribing- No such thing as too much knowledge
jgtc06 likes this.
     
    03-03-2012, 01:36 AM
  #20
Yearling
You should braid yer horses foothair

I'll try to git some photos this weekend. I gotta shoe mine
soenjer55 likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seriously-- her work is FAB!!!!!! oconley Horse Artwork 7 04-19-2011 12:57 PM
work, work, work! Poor pony :( justsambam08 Horse Pictures 6 04-18-2010 02:07 AM
Making the right choice? School work/Work? Help! SonnyWimps General Off Topic Discussion 20 11-05-2008 12:21 PM
haflinger to trainer ground work or saddle work????? carriegeorge100 Horse Training 3 05-10-2007 02:43 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0