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post #11 of 14 Old 03-11-2011, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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From what I've understood those nails "should be placed anywhere in the horse's hoof wall where wear of the hoof needs to be reduced."

So if the horse has toes that are worn to much and the heel part is to high you place some nails on the toes where you need to reduce wear. This way the toes will grow without being worn away to much and the heel will be worn away in a natural way. So after some time you will have a more balanced hoof.

I agree that you can accomplish that with frequent trimmings. So I can't see why this methods is better too. But seeing that it's gaining so much popularity I feel that maybe I'm loosing something.

They say that they can treat cases like this one too. They want to use this method to see what results they'll get. I'm really curious.

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I think that they see this method as something wonderful only because we don't have excellent farriers. And this method seems to be easy to learn and use.

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post #12 of 14 Old 03-11-2011, 08:00 AM
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Jeeze! Why are the heels on that horse so high?? You can see in that second photo that it appears he looks to be standing on tip-toe. That is not healthy for the internal structures of the feet... He needs those heels slowly lowered over time, to better align P3 and stretch the tendons in the legs back out.
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Jeeze! Why are the heels on that horse so high?? You can see in that second photo that it appears he looks to be standing on tip-toe. That is not healthy for the internal structures of the feet... He needs those heels slowly lowered over time, to better align P3 and stretch the tendons in the legs back out.
I have no idea about why he is that way. Obviously he is seen by a farrier because he has shoes on. I know that the owner wants to use this trimming method on him. I don't know the horse in person. But from what I've seen a lot of horses are trimmed this way, with the heels to high. I see this very often in rural areas. I have no doubt that the farriers are not so great. In my country there are no farrier courses or schools. To become a farrier you just learn from another farrier. That's all that it's needed.

I think that the horse is club footed. Do you think that this is just because of the way he is trimmed?

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It's hard to imagine a horse so club footed in both front feet. My horse got nearly that bad when I let a farrier trim her without my supervision for 6 months. I was in school and rarely got to visit her, and when I did, I just didn't pay attention to her feet that much. That experience is what led me to learn to trim my horses myself.
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