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  • Are stress rings normal in horse hooves
  • Pictures of healthy back barefoot hooves

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    03-03-2012, 08:40 AM
  #21
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    03-03-2012, 02:57 PM
  #22
Yearling
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
You should braid yer horses foothair

I'll try to git some photos this weekend. I gotta shoe mine
He front feet have even more/longer hair, but since these were shots of the feathering the front didn't show the foot. Always getting in when picking or trimming her feet. Leg warmers work if you ever had to deal with holding it back.
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    03-03-2012, 03:21 PM
  #23
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Oh, I have one to share!! Afraid it's only one though, I don't often carry a camera when I bring out the rasp and nippers LOL.



Back hoof barefoot trim :) Of course if anyone has critique I'm all ears. Looking forward to following this thread, hoping to learn a few new things.
     
    03-03-2012, 10:08 PM
  #24
Foal
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Originally Posted by its lbs not miles    
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.

I just have to say that is a beautiful hoof. I hope my horses hooves look like that one day.
     
    03-03-2012, 11:15 PM
  #25
Yearling
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Originally Posted by jgtc06    
I just have to say that is a beautiful hoof. I hope my horses hooves look like that one day.
Thank you. Took months to get them looking this way (about 5 or 6). She'd been shod before I bought her and had stress rings, a longer toe and some thrush, but none of it was terrible. She wasn't suppose be able to deal with being unshod (to painful for her....but I've heard that song way to many times before). It takes some time, but they get use to the better blood flow and it stops hurting (natural trimming is easier to do than shoeing anyway ) and now you'd never know she ever saw a shoe
     
    03-04-2012, 08:38 AM
  #26
Yearling
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Originally Posted by its lbs not miles    
Thank you. Took months to get them looking this way (about 5 or 6). She'd been shod before I bought her and had stress rings, a longer toe and some thrush, but none of it was terrible. She wasn't suppose be able to deal with being unshod (to painful for her....but I've heard that song way to many times before). It takes some time, but they get use to the better blood flow and it stops hurting (natural trimming is easier to do than shoeing anyway ) and now you'd never know she ever saw a shoe
I have no words for how remedial that is
     
    03-04-2012, 08:41 AM
  #27
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
I have no words for how remedial that is
I agree. I'd much rather have a barefoot horse than a shod one if I can get away with it.
     
    03-04-2012, 04:30 PM
  #28
Yearling
No, there is a lack of understanding and education here. The knowledge of some of the readers on here is coming from YouTube videos and barefoot promoters. Let me clear up some myths about shoeing:


1. Shoeing DOES NOT cause stress rings

2. Shoeing Does NOT constrict blood flow

3. Shoeing DOES NOT make horses sore or uncomfortable

4. Shoeing DOES NOT make walls brittle, cause cracks, low heels, club footedness, etc.

Shoeing DOES effectively treat all the above. That's the purpose of it: PROTECTION AND CORRECTION. Most of what we know about farriery was known 100 years ago, and random posters and YouTube barefoot activists on the internet are not farriers. They have little or no experience with shoeing. If you want to continue soaking up information from random sources, be my guest.

SkyeDawn, I was not disagreeing with you. I agree if you don't need shoes, no need to have them.
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    03-04-2012, 04:37 PM
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    03-04-2012, 04:45 PM
  #30
Weanling
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
No, there is a lack of understanding and education here. The knowledge of some of the readers on here is coming from YouTube videos and barefoot promoters. Let me clear up some myths about shoeing:


1. Shoeing DOES NOT cause stress rings

2. Shoeing Does NOT constrict blood flow

3. Shoeing DOES NOT make horses sore or uncomfortable

4. Shoeing DOES NOT make walls brittle, cause cracks, low heels, club footedness, etc.

Shoeing DOES effectively treat all the above. That's the purpose of it: PROTECTION AND CORRECTION. Most of what we know about farriery was known 100 years ago, and random posters and YouTube barefoot activists on the internet are not farriers. They have little or no experience with shoeing. If you want to continue soaking up information from random sources, be my guest.

SkyeDawn, I was not disagreeing with you. I agree if you don't need shoes, no need to have them.
I thought this was a thread about showing off your hoof work? Why are we opinion bashing?
I don't personally have my horse shod, and I don't agree with it for several reasons, all of which are medically valid. However, that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the hardwork and craftsmanship that goes into blacksmithing and shoeing. Keep the pictures comin, folks!
     

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