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long toes, steps to correct???

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  • Horse farrier what to do with long toes on hind feet to correct
  • Is farrier leaving horses toes too long

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    06-15-2013, 11:15 PM
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Foal
long toes, steps to correct???

I see others complain about farriers leaving the toes too long and I am having the same issue. Its hard to find a farrier that will take more work around here much less one that is dependable. I have one that is dependable but he leaves the toes long and it is giving my horse issues.

This guy has been a farrier for along time and should know better. My guess is that since he mostly does shoes he is just trimming a little off instead of forming the foot correctly. So I guess I need to better understand how you correct long toes? It can't be as simple as just chopping off toe? Is there a procedure that you follow over the course of a few trims? Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    06-16-2013, 11:05 AM
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Yearling
Just ask him to back up the toes. If your horse has issues with the toes he's leaving, tell him, and ask him is shortening will help.
     
    06-16-2013, 04:28 PM
  #3
Trained
What kind of issues?
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    06-16-2013, 04:32 PM
  #4
Showing
Google hoof mapping on youtube and check out Gene Ovnicek. He has some older videos but look for more recent ones.
     
    06-17-2013, 11:56 PM
  #5
Yearling
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What kind of issues?
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You gotta use your imagination sometimes. But tripping is a true one.

Diat, can you take a picture of one of your horse's long toes?
     
    06-18-2013, 07:52 AM
  #6
Started
You may have to tell your farrier "the VET said we need to back the toes up". That way it doesn't sound like you read it on the internet.

Parelli really needs to have a farrier training video.....

Nancy
     
    06-18-2013, 01:06 PM
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Banned
Its called find a good farrier or do them yourself. Iv been down this long toe thing can tell theses farriers to back up the toe...and they just continue to leave long toes.

I honestly think they just don't know how to trim or shoe..
     
    06-19-2013, 12:44 PM
  #8
Yearling
Spirit, Mine too. Asked him to trim the heels equal height. He doesn't. Asked him to back up the toes, he said that will happen by itself as the heel is brought back. I'm getting a new farrier.

Since I have a gaited horse, I just want the toes to be backed up so the hoof wall at the toe is a bit less than the thickness of the wall all around the hoof. Not rocket science!
     

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