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post #1 of 18 Old 01-15-2011, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Gidget's crooked leg is no more

So the farrier came out. The one the vet apporved of and Piaffe uses him too! Anyways I have been struggling to find a farrier that does a good job..not just a decent job and I finally found him!

He told me Gidget's leg is fixable and shouldn't need shoes Also her feet were not balanced and they were at a 60 degree angle The last lady ruined my horses feet.He cut off a lot of heel and made she they were level and eve with all four hooves. He took great care and I checked them out and made sure they were good...She was suprisingly not tender in the hooves from her trim either....

I love my new farrier!
We are officially keeping him and are in his appt. Book.
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 12:16 AM
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Cool!
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post #3 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 12:26 AM
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that is wonderful news. Glad you found a farrier that is making her better

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post #4 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 05:53 AM
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Any chance we can see pictures of these feet?
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post #5 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 06:25 AM
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That's great news! Good for you for going out of your way to help your horse. He sounds like a great farrier.
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post #6 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 11:02 AM
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Yes, once you get a great farrier ...Keep them! They are so hard to come by these days

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post #7 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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I can get a picture of her feet..I don't have any of what they looked like before but he said with a couple more trims it should look waaay better.
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post #8 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 01:28 PM
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Oh that is great news!

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post #9 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 02:56 PM
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That's awesome. I'm still on the hunt to find a good farrier for my mare. I do agree that its hard to find a GREAT farrier, and that's what I want.
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post #10 of 18 Old 01-16-2011, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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yea,it's sad because your horses hooves get trimmed and they either chip immeditely or they are all uneven!

Her hooves were steep..but so happy they won't be anymore.
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