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    09-19-2011, 06:12 PM
  #1
Weanling
Healthy Stride

I find myself constantly telling people to seek out Healthy Stride farriers. Well, I'm tired of writing it a hundred times, so I decided to start a new thread about it! LOL

If you can find a farrier in your area that uses their methodology, you have found GOLD. I'm not kidding. Before them, I never knew the true importance of proper trimming/shoeing.

Healthy Stride is a system that focuses on balancing the entire horse, and fixing the alignment of their skeleton. I'm amazed at how much you can adjust a horse's entire posture just by changing his feet. If you give this vital aspect of your horse's care the attention it deserves, you'll be amazed by the results - his performance, and even his every day comfort will be drastically improved.

Please, do your horse a favor and check them out! :)
http://healthy-stride.net
     
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    09-19-2011, 07:17 PM
  #2
Weanling
Not to be smart or anything but a truly good farrier will pay attention to confirmation and skeletal of all horses they are shoeing regardless of where they get their training. Every school is bound to turn out a few lazy beggers who wont do what they were taught.
I agree tho, education is very important..just that I know farriers who went to Oklahoma for their training and they suck and some others who don't.
     
    09-19-2011, 08:01 PM
  #3
Trained
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Originally Posted by Clementine    
If you can find a farrier in your area that uses their methodology, you have found GOLD. .... I'm amazed at how much you can adjust a horse's entire posture just by changing his feet.
Yes, isn't it funny that the feet seem to be connected to the rest of the body & what effects downstairs - in many ways as well as posture - effects the upstairs too!

So saying, it may or may not be a good thing to change the horse's conformation in any given way. Not saying they're all necessarily bad or anything either of course, just the few examples I've seen of this 'method' have not been good ones. So perhaps it's just like any other 'method' or 'recipe' type approach - there are good & bad practitioners & it works for some but not for others. It's certainly worth learning about, as with other 'approaches' & principles, so you can make more objective decisions about the pros & cons of different ideas & 'experts'.
     
    09-19-2011, 11:57 PM
  #4
Weanling
Healthy Stride has worked wonders on my horses & that of all my friends I've recommended them to. I'm coming from pure observation here, not just basing this off the opinions of 'experts'.

It's hard to say that it's wrong to "change their conformation" (although really, this is what bad farriers do, where the good ones are correcting it back to their 'natural' state), when a horse's comfort and way of going is improved.

Healthy Stride checks in frequently with their endorsed farriers, and will revoke their endorsement if they find that the farrier is no longer properly practicing their methodology.

I was serious - they're GOOD. LOL
     
    09-20-2011, 01:52 AM
  #5
Trained
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Originally Posted by Clementine    
It's hard to say that it's wrong to "change their conformation" (although really, this is what bad farriers do, where the good ones are correcting it back to their 'natural' state),
Yeah, I didn't say 'it is wrong' to change, I said it may or may not be a good thing. Conformational probs don't always come from the feet by any means & whether they do or not, depending on the cause, age of development, length of time, etc, etc, IMO "changing them back to their 'natural' state"(as may be perceived) by sticking to a 'methodology' is not *necessarily* a good move IME, endorsed or not, that's all.
     

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