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        08-21-2011, 09:14 PM
    Critique the feet?

    So I'm always pretty good at telling when there is something obviously wrong with a horses hooves, shoes, etc. Things like when its time for a trim, when shoes need to be pulled or put on, and size. And things like the heel are pretty good at too...

    But I notice there are still a lot of things I'm not good at telling. So I guess my question is, how do you critique your farriers work? What things do you look for? Whats the "Ideal" hoof in your opinion? I know certain shoes are going to be needed for certain work, but just as a general rule how do you examine hem?
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        08-22-2011, 06:14 AM
    You really need to go and look and read lots :) Check out and Pete Rameys websites.
        08-22-2011, 11:35 PM
    Yep, education. It depends on so many factors what 'ideal' may be for any given horse at any given time, so you need to learn the principles and factors that effect the feet, before you can really understand what you're seeing.

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