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        02-13-2011, 12:17 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    Yeah, my dad insist on trimming all of our horses because, "lots of people around here do" and "my grandpa always did his own horses and mules". Nevermind the fact that people go to school to learn how to do feet correctly, ugh! I can't post my location but I think I will try to get the farrier we had last time, while I'm sure not in his fan club, he does have alot of experience and didn't lame my pony like the one before him did.
         
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        02-13-2011, 12:27 AM
      #22
    Banned
    Or maybe you could ask him or your vet for other farrier recommendations, you could also ask at your local tack or feed store.
         
        02-13-2011, 01:06 AM
      #23
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trIplEcrOwngIrl    
    Yeah, my dad insist on trimming all of our horses because, "lots of people around here do" and "my grandpa always did his own horses and mules". Nevermind the fact that people go to school to learn how to do feet correctly, ugh! I can't post my location but I think I will try to get the farrier we had last time, while I'm sure not in his fan club, he does have alot of experience and didn't lame my pony like the one before him did.
    Are you familiar with OTTB feet? They tend to be thin soled & flat. I can't tell from the pictures how long his heels are but they tend to be low also, straight from the track. He also has long angulated pasterns which can be tricky to trim properly.
    I would stick with the professional farrier if you want to keep him sound & barefoot.
    I never heard of pulling shoes & not trimming the hooves. A shod hoof has a sharp edge which should at least be rounded off so you don't get the chipping like you are seeing.
    I have no suggestions as how to deal with your Dad. Maybe you should offer to pay for the farrier?
    Thank you for getting this guy. It's nice to see the TB's going on to new careers.
         
        02-13-2011, 01:13 AM
      #24
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
    bntnail, is it necessary to pick apart my post?
    Of course not. I'm willing to pick anyones posts apart.

    Quote:
    On the first page someone mentioned founder, which is why I said that they were not founder rings.
    So what has caused them?
         
        02-13-2011, 01:34 AM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Someone already mentioned this but rings like that can be from a fever, illness, change in feed, many things. The rings are even & parallel to the ground, founder rings tend to be not so uniform. Also most of the rings are closer to the ground, where as the top of the hoof is smoother indicating whatever caused the rings happened a while ago.
         
        02-13-2011, 02:54 AM
      #26
    Banned
    Honestly his feet look not great, I think you know this and this is why you are asking.

    I would not recommend just starting out immediately doing his feet. There is a lot to learn and a lot to know.
         
        02-13-2011, 03:11 AM
      #27
    Yearling
    Personally if it was my horse I would go barefoot, natural way. Farriers may be "professional" but still don't do the right thing. If your not sure what to look for in a good hoof, its hard to find a "good" farrier.
         
        02-13-2011, 03:33 AM
      #28
    Banned
    They might be hard to find, but a good farrier is worth his weight in gold, keep looking.
         
        02-13-2011, 03:47 AM
      #29
    Yearling
    Id get a pete ramey book if I were you, I bought his stuff and learnt alot about hooves. And alot about mistakes farriers make
         
        02-13-2011, 04:04 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xXEventerXx    
    Farriers may be "professional" but still don't do the right thing. .
    Examples please.
         

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