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        08-06-2013, 10:13 AM
      #81
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    Subbing, I'll be back when I get off work to comment.
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        08-06-2013, 11:40 AM
      #82
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    As for riding him and trying to feel out his stride . .. how long had it been since you rode him previously? If much time has elapsed it will be hard to make an accurate comparison based on feel, since you wont' be able to clearly remember how he normally feels, especially if he is new to you so you don't know his "norm" very well. That may make it really hard to tell if he actually IS shortstriding, or if you are seeing what you expect to see.

    If you THINK he will be sore and shortstriding, you will be predisposed to see this.
    I had the same issue with my lease horse. I thought he was off but could not trust my judgement on this and had to have someone who knows his "norm" ride him to verify that, yes, he was shortstriding.
         
        08-06-2013, 12:02 PM
      #83
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
    Hello to the OP. There's been lots of opinions given about the shoeing issue, so I'm not going to weigh in on that one. But having seen the most recent posts I just wanted to say this:

    If I were your horse's owner and I stumbled across this thread I would be really insulted.

    Insulted that you take a lot of time and effort to discuss this issue with strangers, but not with me. And insulted that you post the feet of MY horse on a forum inviting strangers to critique.
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    This, I had no problem with your original question, but now this is too much. The horse is shod, and looks like a decent job, so leave it already.
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        08-06-2013, 02:13 PM
      #84
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EdmontonHorseGal    
    so a question for everyone.

    If this was your horse, what would you do with his feet?

    Thanks.
    The owner of the horse is doing exactly what they feel they should be doing with his feet.
    That's it, period.

    The internet is a fairly small place, there are not all that many horse boards. It's very likely the owner of the horse will find this. Should that happen, I don't think you will be leasing this horse anymore. If I owned this horse, and found this conversation, the horse would be moved the same day.

    You need to stop. If you don't like the number of nail holes (which is kinda funny), or a shod horse, then end the lease, find one more suitable for you. Or buy your own horse.
         
        08-06-2013, 04:59 PM
      #85
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    The owner of the horse is doing exactly what they feel they should be doing with his feet.
    That's it, period.

    The internet is a fairly small place, there are not all that many horse boards. It's very likely the owner of the horse will find this. Should that happen, I don't think you will be leasing this horse anymore. If I owned this horse, and found this conversation, the horse would be moved the same day.

    You need to stop. If you don't like the number of nail holes (which is kinda funny), or a shod horse, then end the lease, find one more suitable for you. Or buy your own horse.

    Oh my gosh - THIS. Exactly.

    I saw this happening from the beginning. And have been told off now a few times for telling OP to quit whining.

    Seriously, if you don't like what the owner of the horse is doing to their own property, then buy your own horse. Not rocket science.
         
        08-06-2013, 05:21 PM
      #86
    Yearling
    I think that the OP should have just ASKED the owner about the shoes, as suggested several pages ago, instead of continuing here.

    I think, given the rate of board and other costs....well it might just be better to suck it up and buy your own horse. Then you do what you want, no need to run decisions by anyone. IMO.
         
        08-06-2013, 05:27 PM
      #87
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    Now wait a minute. She is asking what we would do in the same situation. Most folks say talk with the owner, and I get the feeling she has plans to do so. But, I think her objective was to kind of test the waters as to what other people thought of asking an owner who has previously kept a horse shod for reasons that are not clear to the leassor. Personally, I don't see anything unreasonable by that. She asked for "what would you do" opinions, and she got some. Fair enough.
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        08-06-2013, 05:52 PM
      #88
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    Now wait a minute. She is asking what we would do in the same situation. Most folks say talk with the owner, and I get the feeling she has plans to do so. But, I think her objective was to kind of test the waters as to what other people thought of asking an owner who has previously kept a horse shod for reasons that are not clear to the leassor. Personally, I don't see anything unreasonable by that. She asked for "what would you do" opinions, and she got some. Fair enough.
    The thread has been open now for a week. Plenty of time to pick up a phone - ESPECIALLY if you are already in contact with the owner about the feet...
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        08-06-2013, 06:18 PM
      #89
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    OMG if you were leasing my horse and I came across this thread I would yank the horse out from under you so quick you wouldn't know what happened.

    Owner wants horse shod. There is nothing more to discuss here. The horse obviously does well with shoes on. I know my mare travels 10000% better with shoes on all four. If I was leasing her out and the person I leased her to was pushing me to yank her shoes I would just end the lease.

    As for there being nowhere for corks in those shoes? The farrier will drill holes at the heel of the shoe and put corks in. Simple as that.
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        08-06-2013, 06:41 PM
      #90
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    Although the owner has the final say, nothing wrong with starting a dialogue on going shoeless. If the owner was that interested in the horse, I would think they would not lease it in the first place.
         

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