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    02-02-2012, 08:13 PM
When to start trimming a 9mo? I'm with the others - generally somewhere around 8 months ago, earlier if there are any imbalances or such. Perhaps though your farrier is particularly experienced in this area & knows how you manage your horses & that they tend to maintain themselves so require little trimming, but even then I'd still want the foal examined regularly to check for/manage imbalances.
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    02-02-2012, 11:57 PM
You want him balanced, is the operative word. I agree, high time and stay on top of it. I'd include him in the mix as a regular new client of the farrier.
    02-03-2012, 02:29 AM
In my experience the foal’s hoofs are growing much faster than on an adult, so I always recommend my customers to start the trimming when they are like 3 weeks, and then trim them as often as the other horses, usually every 4 to 6week.
And since we can correct the leg position on a foal and not on an adult, we have a much bigger chance to get a good horse when we start balancing them from the start.

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