long toes, steps to correct??? - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By greentree
  • 1 Post By spirit88
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 06-15-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 36
• Horses: 0
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 cant 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.
diat150 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 06-16-2013, 10:05 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
Posts: 1,101
• Horses: 0
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.
princessfluffybritches is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 06-16-2013, 03:28 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,224
• Horses: 5
What kind of issues?
Posted via Mobile Device
PaintHorseMares is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 06-16-2013, 03:32 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
Google hoof mapping on youtube and check out Gene Ovnicek. He has some older videos but look for more recent ones.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 06-17-2013, 10:56 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
Posts: 1,101
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares View Post
What kind of issues?
Posted via Mobile Device
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?
princessfluffybritches is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 06-18-2013, 06:52 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 5,676
• Horses: 0
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.....

greentree is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 06-18-2013, 12:06 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,627
• Horses: 0
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..
spirit88 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 06-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
Posts: 1,101
• Horses: 0
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!
princessfluffybritches is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sheplers Customer Service *Long, long, super long rant!* HollyLolly Horse Talk 18 02-18-2013 04:04 PM
Easycare says her toes are long NorthernMama Hoof Care 19 10-22-2012 09:22 PM
First steps with new horse - what to do? SandyCreek Horse Training 21 12-27-2011 05:53 PM
Toes Up Heels Down & Toes In... Help please Pro English Riding 17 07-11-2010 09:12 PM
English toes vs. Western toes Vidaloco Horse Riding 17 03-21-2008 06:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome