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post #1 of 48 Old 05-24-2013, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Trim- what the heck?

The same guy has been trimming my horses feet since I've gotten him, and he's done a pretty good job. Today however I went to go take my horse out of the stall and put him back in the pasture, and this is what I saw:

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Am I over reacting, or does this look like a shoddy trim?? I was very tired and cranky this evening, so the possibility exists that I over reacted. Let me know what you think.
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post #2 of 48 Old 05-24-2013, 10:38 PM
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Why do YOU think this is a shoddy job?
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post #3 of 48 Old 05-24-2013, 10:39 PM
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Ha, ummm...Looks like he forgot a hoof.

Although...I have a clubbed foot mare, and she looks similar to this after her trims sometimes.
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post #4 of 48 Old 05-24-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well his front left (on the right in the picture) looks as if he didn't even trim the flair off. When you pick up the foot, which I should have gotten pictures of, you can see where he didn't even trim the outside of it. The frogs are long and overgrown on the underneath, and to me it looks like he trimmed the toe to short. Maybe not?
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He left some high heels on there, both hooves and left is trimmed different. Those high heels have been there a while.
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I don't think you are over reacting. There is no correcting, no break over. They look uneven. Id just call him and ask if he can come back out and you guys can go over what you are expecting.
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Maybe it's me, but something seems amiss on the left front.

Looks to be a lump just below the joint and the left coronet band seems bigger or swollen vs the right.
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Yes, I see it now, in the last picture it's clear.
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What are some things I should ask for him to do? I don't know a lot about terminology, but I do know when it looks funny, and lopsided!
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There is no correcting, no break over. They look uneven.
Yes, they look uneven, as in he maybe forgot to dress the outside of the left fore, but what do you mean no breakover? Think the toes look pretty good. Are you talking about 'correcting' the high heels? They're pretty high & run forward, and h/p angle is broken forward, so they 'should' be shorter, but without more info - eg seeing foot underneath, seeing what the hooves looked like pre trim, whether the same farrier has been doing these hooves frequently for some time, or the horse is new to him, he may have done(aside from the forgotten flare) the most 'correct' trim he was able at the time.
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