New farrier, not impressed (pictures)

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    03-03-2012, 09:55 PM
New farrier, not impressed (pictures)

Hello everyone,

I am new here so bear with me I don't know what I am doing :). I just moved to a new area and with it had to hire a new farrier. I don't know much about hoofs but his works just looks off to me (doesnt look like what my old farrier use to do)

Is it just me or is there something off?

This is a rescue so his hoofs are not in the best condition anyways but we were atleast seeing some improvement before.

These are pictures of his Left front.

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    03-04-2012, 12:55 AM
Im not too sure, try and get a few photos from a side angle?
    03-04-2012, 03:19 PM
Im not a fairer but it does look a little weird.
    03-05-2012, 02:43 AM
The heels need to be balanced and pulled back to the widest part of the frog....made to face the ground. The bar ramps are high and other excessive bar. I'm not seeing much of a bevel either.
See the groove at the base of the frog in the solar shot...the high wall on both sides of the outside of the groove. That is high bar ramp. It even bows up in shape higher. See how far it is to the top of that wall from the groove?
The ramp should merge with the sole halfway back on the frog and ramp straight up to meet the heels dead on. Surface facing the ground. No bowing upward or outward...straight to the heels. If you look at the left side, you can see where the end of the bar ramp is. It disintegrates like someone punched it into the sole. It did. Because that bar is so high, it jammed into the ground all along it and farther forward. When the jam got farther forward than the ramp, the ramps support was gone and the excessive bar jammed into the sole. This is where bar likes to get imbedded in sole, bridge under the frog or abscess or all three. Bar doesn't exfoliate like sole. It shouldn't have been left behind. It is a source of great discomfort when it is excessive and will only be a further detriment to sole growth.
    03-05-2012, 02:45 AM
Something's off...
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    03-05-2012, 08:29 AM
Doesnt even look like the hoof was trimed. Those heels need to be backedup to the widest part of the frog. If my horses hoofs looked like that after a trim the farrier would be fired.Not sure id even pay for a job like that.
    03-05-2012, 11:48 AM
It doesn't look like anything was done to the feet at all. Can we get some more angles other than just the bottom? And those bars are freaking me out.

And holy contracted hoof, batman. I'd really like some different angles if it's possible for you. That toe doesn't look clipped at all.

Did you watch him get done? For some reason I get the impression you weren't there for the work?

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    03-05-2012, 07:07 PM
I went ahead and had someone else come out, she clearly said the person had no clue what they were doing. Sigh.

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