Do you ride the same day as the farrier?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Do you ride the same day as the farrier?

This is a discussion on Do you ride the same day as the farrier? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Can you ride a horse the day it is trimmed
  • Is a bugatti the same as a farrier

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-01-2009, 10:37 AM
  #1
Weanling
Do you ride the same day as the farrier?

I haven't been able to ride because both of my horses had thrown shoes and I don't like to ride them when that happens. I had the farrier out this morning and am itching to ride this evening. Do you ride on the same day that the farrier comes? Also this was a different farrier then I normally use because mine is out of town.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-01-2009, 10:45 AM
  #2
Started
Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't worry about riding the same day as farrier work. I like to at least do groundwork or turnout the same day to let them acclimate to any angle changes from the trim, etc. Since you had a different farrier out, to be safe I would give them a day to make sure that everything is hunky-dory. Farriers get to know the idiosyncracies of their "patients" and their feet, and with an unfamiliar farrier your horses may not have had quite the trim they are accusomed to. It's not a matter or good or bad, just different.

Watch them move over the day, and if they act normal, a light ride is more than likely fine.
     
    07-01-2009, 11:26 AM
  #3
Foal
Normally it isn't an issue unless there are large changes or they are tender but I agree w/ Scout that sometimes large changes need a break in period of sorts.
     
    07-01-2009, 12:07 PM
  #4
Foal
At my stable a horse threw his shoe. He was not ridden the day he threw his shoe. The farrier came the next morning, and by afternoon he was being ridden. I'm not sure if that is the proper way to go about it, but that's my experience.
     
    07-01-2009, 12:10 PM
  #5
Weanling
I typically try not to ride the same day that she gets her shoes done. I heard a while back that you shouldn't but I don't know why or if that's true. So I usually don't.
     
    07-01-2009, 12:12 PM
  #6
Weanling
The shoes were off about a week. Just one shoe on the front on each horse. I kept calling my farrier not realizing he was out of town. So I called a friend who uses this one. Hers style was very similar to my regular farrier and will make a great back up. I may let them rest today and ride tomorrow. I don't do heavy riding or jumping or anything so I am sure they would be fine today.
     
    07-01-2009, 12:26 PM
  #7
mls
Trained
Never had an issue with it. If regular farrier work is kept up, there should not be any change in the angles to make the horse sore.

Farrier did 9 at my barn yesterday. 3 went to parade practice last night. One reset, one reset due to lost shoe and one trim. All fine.
     
    07-01-2009, 01:06 PM
  #8
Showing
I do with no problem. However mine are both barefoot.
     
    07-01-2009, 01:11 PM
  #9
Started
Depends on if and how much of a change he has made that day.. if they are set as they were before in other words no MAJOR angle or length changes then I have no problem with it BUT with one of mine she is ALWAYS a bit tender day one with a reset or new shoes it is just her
     
    07-01-2009, 01:21 PM
  #10
Started
I usually don't worry about riding the same day as farrier work. My horses are pretty good with it and they feel fine after a trimming. I do know some horses that are ouchy for a couple days after trimmings, though.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Farrier. White Foot Horse Health 44 06-23-2009 12:27 AM
Farrier vs. Baby? NoFear526 Horse Health 5 03-03-2009 08:53 AM
Do you tip your farrier? amigo82 Horse Talk 6 09-14-2008 02:38 AM
Do you Tip your Farrier? Equina Horse Health 23 05-11-2008 08:30 PM
How much does your farrier make? MtnHermit Horse Talk 17 12-31-2007 01:00 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0