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post #1 of 9 Old 01-09-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Hoof Cast????

So I got a text today that the farrier had come to the barn and had put casts on my horses feet and shoes. I would really like to know how he went from 6 weeks ago being barefoot and the only thing the farrier found wrong (I had just bought him) was his walls were slightly thin but he said it was fine. Yes, they were chipping but I was pretty ticked when I heard this, especially because I have a hunter jumper show THIS Sunday!!!!!!!! SO my question os what does it look like, will it effect his jumping, and will it hurt my scores are get me disqualified.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-09-2013, 05:53 PM
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Ummm...Why is a farrier doing anything to your horse without your approval? The person to be asking your questions to is your farrier. They are the only one who can answer since they have actually seen your horse and know what was done to it.
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Do you think we will get disqualified? And because at my barn the farrier comes, does the horses, and were told what to pay and what was done.
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I would never let a farrier touch my hose without telling me what he was doing. There's just too much that could be wrong. Like you said, why did he suddenly decide your horse needed these? Did he even tell you? Or did he just throw them on there? I want to know what is going to be done to my horse's feet and why BEFORE it gets done. If I can't be there, I trust my barn owner to overlook things - and if it's just a trim, and the farrier wants to do ANYthing else she is to call me and check with me and I will talk to him, and have him out later when I can be there if it can wait.

I don't know about the disqualification, sorry, I just think that's a bit asinine myself. Hopefully someone else will know about the showing bit.
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Thanks, my barn manager was there and I kinda understand why they did it, his feet were cracking. I am going to make it clear to both of them that they are not allowed to do more then a trim (what I thought they were doing, maybe front shoes too) without texting or calling me first and getting my ok, plus explaining why they are doing it and if I have another option. Also, there are 30 people in one of my classes Sunday, so im really hoping, even if im not disqualified, that it wont hurt my score.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-09-2013, 06:35 PM
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If the hoofcast is what I'm thinking about, it's not going to disqualify you. It's basically a bandage with cast material. It's wrapped around the bottom of the hoof and hardens. Why shoes also beats me, to be honest. The cast is there to protect the wall from chipping and impact. Would have been fine just by itself.....
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-09-2013, 07:14 PM
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It sounds to me like your horse may have some serious cracking going on with his hooves which would concern me a little more than my entrance in a show. I am guessing by your post that you are young and in a panic. Is there anyone more knowledgeable that you can talk to at your barn who can explain what was done and why?
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-09-2013, 07:32 PM
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that's why iam alway present to hold my horses for farrier if I can't be there then I change the appt. If farrier has a problem with it well I can find someone else whos willing to work with me. If farrier ever did something with out my appoval he wouldnt be doing my horses again. Iv fired a few farriers and will do it again if iam not happy with whats being done.
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-09-2013, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not more worded about the show then my horse. Ill talk to my trainer, farrier, and barn manager tomorrow.
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