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post #21 of 54 Old 02-12-2011, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #22 of 54 Old 02-12-2011, 11:27 PM
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Or maybe you could ask him or your vet for other farrier recommendations, you could also ask at your local tack or feed store.
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post #23 of 54 Old 02-13-2011, 12:06 AM
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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.
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post #24 of 54 Old 02-13-2011, 12:13 AM
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bntnail, is it necessary to pick apart my post?
Of course not. I'm willing to pick anyones posts apart.

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On the first page someone mentioned founder, which is why I said that they were not founder rings.
So what has caused them?

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post #25 of 54 Old 02-13-2011, 12:34 AM
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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.
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post #26 of 54 Old 02-13-2011, 01:54 AM
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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.
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post #27 of 54 Old 02-13-2011, 02:11 AM
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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.
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They might be hard to find, but a good farrier is worth his weight in gold, keep looking.
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post #29 of 54 Old 02-13-2011, 02:47 AM
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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
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post #30 of 54 Old 02-13-2011, 03:04 PM
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Farriers may be "professional" but still don't do the right thing. .
Examples please.

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