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post #1 of 21 Old 07-18-2009, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Shoe problem

My mare's shoe is like a little pulled apart from the hoof wall on one side. But it doesn't feel loose, its not feeling like its going to come off and it isn't hurting her, there's just a gap between her hoof and the shoe. Is this a problem? Or can it wait until the next farrier visit (which is in like...5 weeks). I was planning on going on a trail ride tomorrow...
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post #2 of 21 Old 07-18-2009, 06:15 PM
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With a gap, my concern (especially with a trail ride) would be having something become lodged in there and causing an issue.
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post #3 of 21 Old 07-20-2009, 08:07 PM
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your shoe is sprung. The only thing you can do is have it pulled, reshaped, and tacked back on. I personally would get it fixed ASAP so your horse doesnt misstep, or strain something because its not placed how its supposed to be. (im not sure how active you are or how intence you ride, im speaking from racing them)
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post #4 of 21 Old 07-20-2009, 10:44 PM
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I agree. If you had some nippers and an easy boot, i'd sya just take it off yourself and put the boot on, ride, and get the farrier there as soon as you can

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i agree. If you had some nippers and an easy boot, i'd sya just take it off yourself and put the boot on, ride, and get the farrier there as soon as you can
You can't just pull the shoe off with nippers. The clinches are still done up and if you just try pulling the shoe off you could take a piece of the hoof wall with it.
You should get the farrier back out, he will remove the shoe, straighten it on the anvil and put it back using the same nail holes.
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post #6 of 21 Old 07-22-2009, 11:50 AM
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You can't just pull the shoe off with nippers. The clinches are still done up and if you just try pulling the shoe off you could take a piece of the hoof wall with it.
You should get the farrier back out, he will remove the shoe, straighten it on the anvil and put it back using the same nail holes.
We use the nippers to pull shoes. Pinch the nail between the shoe and the hoof.

The farrier needs to use the best spot to position the nails. More than likely not the same holes unless the shoe was just put on.
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post #7 of 21 Old 07-22-2009, 12:35 PM
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We use the nippers to pull shoes. Pinch the nail between the shoe and the hoof.

The farrier needs to use the best spot to position the nails. More than likely not the same holes unless the shoe was just put on.
I have been shoing for 23 years and I never never pull the shoes without cutting the clinches first.. Just prying the shoe off with the nippers could tear out a chunk of hoof as well.
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post #8 of 21 Old 07-22-2009, 12:57 PM
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I have been shoing for 23 years and I never never pull the shoes without cutting the clinches first.. Just prying the shoe off with the nippers could tear out a chunk of hoof as well.
We do it the way our farrier of 22 years has taught us. If the shoe is stubborn or only slightly bent, we file the nails to assist in loosening the shoe.

We've never ripped hoof wall off.
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post #9 of 21 Old 07-22-2009, 01:25 PM
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I think you guys are saying the same thing. Removing the cinch before removing the shoe.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #10 of 21 Old 07-22-2009, 10:36 PM
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hmm, I have no idea how you even go about removing a clinch. We nail on the shoe, clinch them over, and rasp them off. We just use pullers and pull of the shoe, it never pulls any hoof wall off....
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