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        06-04-2013, 12:00 PM
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    Shoeing critique

    I need some opinions on this shoeing job. I love my farrier dearly however I am starting to wonder if he's slacking off because he is so freaking busy. Mare has been over reaching lately and ripping shoes off which is not like her. I am considering switching to the other farrier in my barn.

    Both farriers do hot shoeing, my current farrier does "natural balance"

    Front Right, which is the foot I have the most problems with.











    Front left(which I apparently forgot to take a front on shot of, will do tonight)







         
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        06-04-2013, 12:03 PM
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    Currently she is barefoot in the back

    Back right:



    Back left:



    (please ignore the fact she is "sprawled" in the back, she had just spooked at the hose lol)

         
        06-04-2013, 12:06 PM
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    Yearling
    It almost looks like her front right is shorter on the outside? Alnost making it look like she toes in.

    Then again, it's probably the photographer <3
         
        06-04-2013, 12:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by busysmurf    
    It almost looks like her front right is shorter on the outside? Alnost making it look like she toes in.

    Then again, it's probably the photographer <3
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        06-04-2013, 12:11 PM
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    Oh, let me count the ways...

    Ummm, WHO reminded you to take the pics IN THE FIRST PLACE????? Hmmmm
         
        06-04-2013, 12:17 PM
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    Trained
    I have never seen that kind of shoeing job before, severe square on the fronts, over hang & snubbed as well, new to me. I don't like the heels at all, to me shoeing like that encourages contracted heels, but I am not a farrier so I could be wrong. The trim at the back looks like toes are a bit too long. Personally I would have gone with clips on the fronts and not left so much empty shoe hanging out the side. But again, I am not a farrier so your farrier might have a reason for it that I don't know of.
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        06-04-2013, 12:21 PM
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    I don't know much about shoeing, so I hesitate to say anything. I can say what I SEE, but don't know if that is a good or a bad thing, so can you forgive me if I say something stupid or obvious to a knowledgeable person?

    The front shoes seem wider than necessary, and though they are set back, with a large "mustang roll" on the front, the overall angle is maybe on the low side. It does not seem to match the pastern angle well. I think you can have a snubbed off toe and still have a hoof angle that is too low/long.
    The backs of the show seems to almost pinch the frog, but again, I really am only stating what I see, not knowing if this is normal /desirable or not.
    If the front angle is too low, this might slow down her break over and cause her to clip herself from behind.

    I also notice that both back feet seem to have a slightly convex shape to the hoof; a kind of "hump" to it (viewed from teh side). What does that mean? If anything.
         
        06-04-2013, 12:22 PM
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    Green Broke
    I'm no farrier but it looks to me like the pastern & hoof angles don't match.
         
        06-04-2013, 12:24 PM
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    That is what I am thinking too Karen. It just doesn't look right. She was done 3 weeks ago, she is on a 6 week schedule.

    This is a few quit shots of a horse the other farrier does. She was done about a week ago. I can get better pics of this one if need be. I just got them quickly.

    Front Right:



    Front Left:



    Back Right:



    Back Left:

         
        06-04-2013, 12:25 PM
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    Trained
    Just looked again, heel angles on the front are way different, by many degrees, I really hope that is the camera angle! Maybe that's why Ephy is pulling her shoes off?
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