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post #11 of 13 Old 03-04-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Honestly, not really. There is this bad trimmer who tried to do his feet the first time. I've seen some BAD work from this guy. Then a few saddlebred trimmers, one guy that specializes in walking horses and one QH guy that you can NEVER get ahold of. Thats about it.

We had a HUGE abcess blow out of his RF frog today, and the farrier was up there so the barn owner asked him to look at it and he DUG it out :( Now he's VERY tender on the FR. No trimming for him for a while. I'm going to let his feet heel and then revisit this again in 3-4 weeks. I'm also looking at taking a barefoot trimming class before I even consider touching his feet again.
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post #12 of 13 Old 03-06-2014, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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just a quick update. He was moving out sound tonight. I cleaned and soaked his feet and then treated his feet for thrush/yeast. I get to move him on Sat to my barn, so clean stalls and good turnout coming his way

We are on the mend, thankfully.
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post #13 of 13 Old 03-08-2014, 07:33 PM
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When the wall is stretched, I disagree that it should *necessarily* share the load, it often needs to be relieved IME.
I may not have been concise enough. The inner ,non pigmented layer of wall only needs to share the load at the toe CORNERS just behind the breakover line, (anatomical 'pillars' ) because those are the last two points of the highest load just as the foot breaks over and therefore the most likely place to get a horse sore when you take it back all the way into the sole edge there. But of course all wall and even sole sometimes) that lies IN FRONT of the breakover line can and should be relieved to correct toe stretching .
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