02-24-2013, 10:59 AM
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Please do not critique my farrier works until after you see it. It isnt fair to him for people to critique work on a horse that has been 8 weeks sense his visit. This mare is far from ideal, yes. But what we had to work with was not pretty. It takes a long time to correct such a severe problem in a horse that is finished growing. It isnt a badabingbadaboom fix. This mares feet grow extremely fast and in every direction. These pictures are a poor example becaue they are so overgrown. I was sharing current pictures to see if anybody had ideas of what could be done to help improve her and then on wednesday I will post pictures of what my farrier is doing with her to correct her. My farrier has been out of work and I didnt want to have someone else because I didnt want to chance them causing her to go lame. So, please wait for the pictures on wednesday of after the farrier has trimmed and shod her to critique his work.
Now the right front, that still has the shoe, the shoe has twisted sense her hoof as grown which is something the farrier will address to keep it from happening again. But also, in all good luck, she will never have to wait to have her shoes done this long again. Waiting 2 1/2 extra weeks to have shoes done is hard on a horse especially with a poor hoof.