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post #31 of 68 Old 02-09-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ok here's some more pics.

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Depending on how many farriers you have in the area and how open this person was to working with you, you may or may not want to work with them. Any 'before' pictures? If he did a lot already, they may not have wanted to do too much and make the horse sore, which could be very reasonable. Or, maybe they didn't do much at all. What do you think?

Would this farrier be willing to come out again and do more frequent trims than the normal? Are they the only farrier left in the area? Were they pleasant and easy to work with and talk to or set in their way and "right"? All things to consider.

ETA: I have certainly seen worse jobs, for what it's worth. Better too, but also far worse. I wouldn't shoot your farrier quite yet. :)

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Ok here's some more pics.sharpie iv gone through all the farriers in my area this is last one. He's nice but not sure he's going to take directions from me. No plans on shooting. Him. Hope this next pic isn't upside down dumb phone.

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More sole pics.

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Nothing is going right phone will only do one stinken pic at a time.then there not the right way onhere
Have two more pics after this one.

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Two more pics.

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Loosie here's new pics dumb phone put them wrong way go figure.
This farrier is last one in my area that is willing to come out.

Just very frustrating this is second horse with. Bullnoseing ready to ditch all farriers. Iam running out of options farrier wise. Might end up doing them myself.
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Heels look *potentially* a bit high, but again, without knowing why he's left them higher than toes, I wouldn't be saying that's necessarily wrong at all.
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The last farrier I fired had the heels high also. This new one lowered them some but not as much as i thought they should be.

Do you think those fronts apear club footed?
Iam not sure if I should have him back to do my horses again. Aren't the heels suposed to be back to widest part of frog? Or does it depend on the horse?
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The last farrier I fired had the heels high also. This new one lowered them some but not as much as i thought they should be.
Spirit, you can't just take a compromised foot & cut it down to 'ideal' parameters in one fell swoop.... assuming your idea of 'ideal' is indeed right for that particular foot at all anyway. I understand your frustration, really, but I'm afraid your questions don't give me confidence in you knowing how to do it any better either, so you may be going from 'pot to fire' so to speak if you fire him. I've picked, but it's not what I'd consider a terrible job, especially not knowing what the feet looked like when he started - it may be a great job considering.

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Do you think those fronts apear club footed? ... Aren't the heels suposed to be back to widest part of frog? Or does it depend on the horse?
If you've read any discussions on 'club feet' you will see it's a very subjective term, basically meaning high, contracted heels, but that many people only call it a 'true club' if it's a certain degree, or if it's unilateral or such. Yes, the heel buttresses are supposed to be back close to the widest part of the frog, but just because they're not after a farrier has done one single trim of a compromised hoof. Yes, it also does depend, as do just about every specific 'rule' of hoofcare, which is why you can't just use a 'recipe' type approach & expect to get everything right like that.
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