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post #11 of 17 Old 07-09-2011, 12:31 AM
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:roll: So what, exactly, are you wanting us to tell you? Every bit of suggestion or advice you've gotten has been either completely ignored or met with "nope, it can't be that".

The fact is, without pictures so that we can get an idea of what her feet actually look like, we can't tell you anything. For all we know, your farrier may be doing the most God-awful shoeing job ever and you just don't know any better.

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What does her nutrition look like? What is her overall body condition?

Froggy looks long after 4 weeks. If we make it to 5, I feel like a super saver!
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:roll: So what, exactly, are you wanting us to tell you? Every bit of suggestion or advice you've gotten has been either completely ignored or met with "nope, it can't be that".

The fact is, without pictures so that we can get an idea of what her feet actually look like, we can't tell you anything. For all we know, your farrier may be doing the most God-awful shoeing job ever and you just don't know any better.
Is it because I'm only 17 that you are being so rude and snobbish that you feel the need to attack my intelligence. Or do you just think you know everything.
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post #14 of 17 Old 07-09-2011, 01:31 AM
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Save the hissy fit, missy. Until this exact moment, I did not know how old you are and frankly, I don't care because knowing doesn't change anything. I stand by my post because that's what I've seen from you so far. You have received excellent information from loosie and trailhorserider that got zero response from you other than "nope, can't be that". Plus, you've completely ignored the multiple requests for pictures so that we can get an idea of what you are seeing.

Do you really expect us to know everything about your experience from 1 or 2 posts? How are we supposed to know whether or not you know anything about what a properly shod hoof looks like? We can't, that's why we ask for pictures. Some horse owners go for years with a horrible farrier simply because they don't know any better. Unless we see the feet in question, it is all on your word that the farrier is doing a good job and I don't know you from Adam.

Anyway, I wish good luck to your mare.

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Is it because I'm only 17 that you are being so rude and snobbish that you feel the need to attack my intelligence. Or do you just think you know everything.
Huh?!!! She's trying to help you. You are the one who is being rude and snobbish!

In my experience, unless they have farrier training, the average horse owner really has no clue how good their farrier actually is. They just assume the farrier is the professional and knows it all. But that can be a dangerous assumption to make. I'm not saying your farrier is bad, because again, we can't even see his work, but farrier work is more an art than a science, imo.
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Is it because I'm only 17 that you are being so rude and snobbish that you feel the need to attack my intelligence. Or do you just think you know everything.
Huh?? Please remember you are on an open forum, that unless you've volunteered information, we do not know it. That goes for your horse, your questions, your age, sexual preference, whatever. We only have what you give us to go on, and you ain't giving us much at all except for negatives, so I don't understand why you're surprised to get negatives back.

...But now also, knowing you're 17 & thinking how much I thought I knew better than everyone & took offense at differences of opinion at that age...

As for your horse's hoof growth, if she grows that slowly, without shoes & it's been normal for at least 3 years, I'd suggest looking into her diet, nutrition & management, as something's likely amiss.
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smrobs and loosie r right....6 weeks is too long to wait for some horses....like our barefoot Belgian. She started cracking and chipping off huge hunks a few months after we got a new farrier closer to where we moved to... this was new and totally unexpected....so we called the old farrier back. The new one was trimming her long, but she grows alot of hoof and must be kept short. Even with her old farrier now doing her feet again, she still cracks/chips at about 5 weeks after her last trim.

6 week trimmings are not universal. Some need longer, some need shorter.
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