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    03-09-2011, 04:20 PM
interesting trimming method - 7nail

I see a new method of trimming that is gaining popularity day by day. I'm curious to find out what do you think about it. I don't expect to receive personal reviews about it because from what I've found this method isn't practiced in USA yet, only in UK and some eastern European countries.

I'm not knowledgeable in this domain so I want to see other people opinions about this. It makes sense to me what they do there but it's very simplistic and because of that I don't know what to think about it.

So what do you think?

"7NAIL reduce unwanted wear and tear of the hoof and at the same time allows the natural mechanism of the hoof." (this is from their site)

This is their site 7Nail nail system for better hoof care .
I will put a video about it and some photos with a case posted by some friends of mine. The photos are not very good but I can take photos myself because the horse is in another part of the country.

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    03-09-2011, 06:52 PM
It's fascinating, and a different way to look at hoof wear for sure. But, I don't really see what that can do that standard good farrier work can't do if kept on a regular schedule.
    03-09-2011, 07:09 PM
Id be more interested if they were rolled so you could roll the wall also a bit. . Flat isnt natural and doesnt put breakover where it needs to be simplistic.

Also at the ends of their time periodsof 6 or 7 weeks, the feet were very overgrown and flairing. Id want to be able to reset more often as needed to keep the wall growth tight. Is that possible with a nail that compromises the wall its sunk into? It has to grow enough to allow a new hole for a reset. If you can't reset it before the wall starts flairing, it isnt helping very much IMO unless its only used limitedly.

I would be using them to get to a point where the hoof could maintain itself without them ideally so advancement towards a tight wall and thick sole would be paramount for me.

Interesting tho.
    03-10-2011, 04:35 AM
@ smrobs : I don't know, I guess that it's a fancy new way to trim your horses hooves. Here they say that this new method is good for correcting some things like the hoof axes or some other problems like horses that are pigeon toed, or splay footed. Some believe that it's good to correct some cases of club foot too.
From what I've seen around here we don't really have corrective shoeing so this is some kind of corrective shoeing so it's very well received by some horse's owners.

@ Trinity3205: Yes, you're right about the whole thing. I didn't though about that.
I don't really see around here farriers that will do a mustang roll on a hoof, maybe in some areas this isn't to popular. Thank you for the input.
    03-10-2011, 03:52 PM
Looks like a good way to knock out a large chunk of foot as opposed to a small one. If protection is needed then use shoes. If shoes don't fit you or your lifestyle then buy a set of boots.
    03-10-2011, 05:09 PM
Originally Posted by bntnail    
Looks like a good way to knock out a large chunk of foot as opposed to a small one. If protection is needed then use shoes. If shoes don't fit you or your lifestyle then buy a set of boots.
I hoped to see the opinion of a farrier. I can see your point there and I agree with you. But this new method is very well received so they must have a reason for this. I'm curious to see other cases and hopefully I'll have the opportunity.
    03-10-2011, 07:14 PM
I'm honestly having trouble seeing the purpose of this system. What exactly to they do besides put nails wholes in the hoof? They should have had someone explaining the purpose in the video for idiots like me
    03-10-2011, 08:00 PM
What Rachel said. I don't get it. I saw them put nails on without using a shoe. I'm not sure what is being saved from "wear and tear" because the video basically said "find the area you want to protect, and then slice some of it off." o_O
    03-10-2011, 08:06 PM
I would also want explanations, why would that help and with descriptive pics too.
    03-10-2011, 11:24 PM
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You can accomplish all of that with proper, more frequent trimming (correction of "issues"). I don't like to let my horses go more than 5 weeks between trims. After that, they start to chip and flare. However, we ride on non-abrasive surfaces, mostly dirt/pasture with little rocks and no real sand, so my horses' feet are not worn naturally. I have most of my horses on 3-4 week trimming schedules.

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