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    05-28-2008, 10:21 PM
Here is my farriers website...what's your opinions on it?
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    05-29-2008, 12:07 AM
No link.... ??
    05-29-2008, 12:09 AM
Originally Posted by northernmama
Nice feet, Appyt! I've had my mare for 2 years off the track now and just when I think I have her all good, something new crops up, but her heels have widened by a whole inch since she arrived! It's shocking to place her shoes against her feet now and think how she was on the track!

It certainly is a labour of love and, you're right, weekly maintenance makes all the difference.

SW -- let us know how it goes with your farrier, ok?
Thank you. This mare was raised outside and not shod at a young age. TG.. She was briefly shod by the previous owner. I love those nice round feet. If you went to my photobucket you no doubt saw Abe's feet. He is a retired show horse(not shown by me) who no doubt was shod young and tight. :( He still has narrow feet but not as narrow as they were when I got him.
    05-29-2008, 09:54 AM
Banned idea why the link didn't work...sorry
There hopefully it worked this time
    05-29-2008, 10:13 AM
Green Broke
I am definitely not an expert on the subject, but I do know if they stay underrun for a long period of time, it can cause lameness.
    05-29-2008, 11:10 AM
How long is a long period of time? My appointment is within the first two weeks of next you think he'll be okay to be ridden until then? Or should I call the farrier and have him (or try to get him) out earlier
    05-29-2008, 01:21 PM
How long has it been since the last trim? I do mine at 6 week intervals "usually" depending on the speed of growth. This time of year they do grow faster.. ME? I would call and see if the trimmer could come soon as possible. Barefoot hooves need to be trimmed as often as a shod hoof does unless they are on ground that self trims.. can you go ahead and ride? Sure.. AS long as your horse isn't lame or tender etc. I would probably take a rasp to them myself if my trimmer couldn't get to them soon. Best person to ask is your trimmer.

VIsited the site. Wish the problem page pics had the after trim shots on as well.
    05-29-2008, 05:40 PM
I agree with Appy. Ride, but I would have his feet looked after sooner than 2 weeks. Also, your farrier's site is very pretty, but not very informative about his skills. No advice for you there.
    05-29-2008, 05:44 PM
He's not lame or tender it doesn't seem to bother him.

Here are more pics that I took today

^^Right Front

^^Right Back

^^Left Front (2 pics)

^^Left Back (2 pics)

What exactly did you say was the problem with his hooves? The "correct" term that a farrier would know. I'm going to drop my farrier an e-mail instead of calling him..and if I don't hear back in 2 days I'll call him.
    05-29-2008, 08:18 PM
I don't really see anything to concerned about, just looks like its part of his hoof. If he started being lame or stiff then get a vet out to figure out what's going on.

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