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post #51 of 78 Old 08-24-2014, 02:08 PM
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Heck we had a self taught" farrier" that always and I mean every time put at least one nail into the hoof itself not the hoof wall and that is how he did it. When someone would call and say my horse was just shod and is now limping the first thing we would ask is "who did it". 99 percent of the time it was this guy. It's amazing how so many keep using him.
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post #52 of 78 Old 08-24-2014, 03:35 PM
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I value your opinion highly, Patty, but I do think that the vet has done a sub-par job with the x-rays
I NEVER SAID HE DID, SOMEONE ELSE ASKED. Considering the exposure was a little off (and I explained why that may be) they are OK for non digital Xrays. geesh....
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post #53 of 78 Old 08-24-2014, 05:17 PM
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folks,

I silly spat has been removed.
can we get back to the discussion of this horse and his sorry hooves?
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If the farrier asked for the xrays exactly the way they were taken then that's that.

I am curious what the farrier's plan is.
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post #55 of 78 Old 08-24-2014, 09:06 PM
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It's quite likely that many farriers like this aren't even formally qualified or registered so 'outing them' is quite hard when there's nothing to 'out them' from
There are plenty of bad trimmers giving good ones a bad name too
Absolutely, which is why I for one, am keen on the idea of regulating the industry - at least then, people can be sure that registered farriers - and trimmers - have a good basis of knowledge to base their practices on.

...Altho from what I've seen of too many 'qualified' farriers, and some trimmers who are 'qualified' with some 'guru' or other... it's still not an easy fix...
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Absolutely, which is why I for one, am keen on the idea of regulating the industry - at least then, people can be sure that registered farriers - and trimmers - have a good basis of knowledge to base their practices on.

...Altho from what I've seen of too many 'qualified' farriers, and some trimmers who are 'qualified' with some 'guru' or other... it's still not an easy fix...

The farrier who screwed these hooves up is AFA. These pics are his work.
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^I rest my case.... oh, hang on...
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Much as I hate to say this, the farrier who tore the ligaments in my foundered horse's front legs was AFA certified and has had articles in the Farrier's Journal, in the past

He didn't ruin this horse on the first trim, he waited until the third trim because he thought all his fancy papers meant he knew more about my horse than the vet or I did.

My vet was livid when he looked at my horse's fetlocks and even more livid after he did the ultrasounds. First because the farrier was AFA certified and he had used this guy before.

Second because he had ok'd this farrier, they were here together, discussed how the horse needed trimmed immediately and in the upcoming months, and x-rays were viewed.

I did everything right, in the correct order, and still ended up with a horse that would be knocking at death's door thanks to the well-schooled farrier.

I later learned this guy has seriously lamed at least one other horse --- a high dollar hunter jumper---------------------

It's a shame when a person needs such serious help for their horse, naturally relies on the papers of the person they hire and still end up with a train wreck that maybe the horse will survive, and maybe it won't.

Ok, back to the business at hand of trying to help the horse this thread is about.

Even though I have mentioned this before, I wanted to interject my experience regarding a farrier papered past his finger tips, to let folks know those papers are not always the be-all-end-all for quality help for a horse

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Then surely the owner of this horse can at least contact the AFA and report his appalling work? In the UK he'd be struck off the register
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