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post #31 of 36 Old 02-25-2012, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian View Post
Nice. You use a sander? Great finish, you obviously take pride in your work
Thanks. I'll occasionally use a hoof buffer if there is considerable wall damage but more often just a rasp and standard sanding block.

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post #32 of 36 Old 02-25-2012, 08:17 PM
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My old farrier would say drafts for sure. After reading these posts, now I realize they all lean. Poor guy!

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Now, not all of them . John doesn't and neither does Bessie. Though Bess has a bad habit of just taking her foot away when she thinks it's time you were through with it. We're working on it and she's not malicious or impatient about it, it's just that she thinks holding her foot up for more than about 3 minutes at a time is far too long.
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post #34 of 36 Old 03-01-2012, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Horseman56 View Post
Flat footed? Sure, see it all the time, particularly the TBs, but the occasional walker too. For instance...

Properly fit shoes, light weight leather for protection, an antimicrobial packing and he's ready to ride. (Photo was before spit & shine)

Left him barefoot on the hinds...

That's some verrry nice work Mark, I really appreciate a farrier that does not only great work, but a beautiful finish as well.

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post #35 of 36 Old 03-01-2012, 06:34 PM
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i heard really flat feet...with not alot of hoofwall i might be wrong
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post #36 of 36 Old 03-08-2012, 11:47 PM
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I used to work at a Belgian draft horse farm and the owner did all the working mares himself because no farrier would come do them.
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