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        10-15-2010, 11:10 PM
      #21
    Foal
    Had the same problem with Jester- threw shoes like crazy! But when I got him to our current barn, I used their farrier and he hasn't lost a shoe again! He switched Jester from aluminum shoes to steel ones that had clips on the sides as well as nails, and also used glue. It's been 8 weeks (farrier comes on Sunday) and neither shoe has budged.
         
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        10-15-2010, 11:29 PM
      #22
    Super Moderator
    Could equinephile be referring to clips? I meant when the shoe has clips on either the sides or the front? My farrier makes each shoe from bar stock and puts the clips where it's right for each particular horse, instead of where the factory made shoes have them. He is pricier than others, but the shoes stay on. Besides, he is way nice eye candy (though that has nothing to do with the thread)
         
        10-15-2010, 11:30 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Well hot guys don't work for me! Hahahaha
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        10-16-2010, 01:32 AM
      #24
    Foal
    I would suggest shoes with clips on the side and roll or square the toe of the shoe should help him get his front feet out of the way of the back feet.
         
        10-16-2010, 01:33 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    Great advice thanks! Will call my Farrier tomorrow
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        10-16-2010, 10:05 AM
      #26
    Green Broke
    I would ask the farrier to increase his breakover infront. Shorten his heel and back up his toe, using a shoe that's square-ish in front. That should help him pick up his front feet faster.

    If that doesn't work, I would try him without shoes then. If he's ouchy, use front boots like Easy Boot Edge or Renegades while his feet toughen up. I only have one horse with front shoes on and she'll be going barefoot soon .
         
        10-16-2010, 10:47 AM
      #27
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by BWolters    
    I put an easyboot on him but he is still out of balance!
    Did you only put one on him? If so, of course he's going to be out of balance. You really need to use them in pairs. I have the Epics and they work like a dream for my Appy.

    Good luck!
         
        10-16-2010, 11:25 AM
      #28
    Weanling
    Ya I was told to put them on when he throws a shoe... If I put both on he will still have a shoe on the other foot!?
         
        10-16-2010, 11:31 AM
      #29
    Weanling
    I know this is a dumb question, but first time I have ever owned a TB, I was told they by nature have horrible feet.. but then everyone says his feet are great (for a TB). Like I said the xray & farrier said he has "low palmer angles" what exactly does that mean? I need hooves for dummies. He is pastured 24/7 with our two other horses, neither of them has ever had shoes and are great! One got an abcess this summer, which was the first one we have ever had
         
        10-16-2010, 11:35 AM
      #30
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by BWolters    
    Ya I was told to put them on when he throws a shoe... If I put both on he will still have a shoe on the other foot!?
    I get what you are asking now. Easyboots CAN be worn over shoes. And they need to be worn in pairs as you are adding 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch to the bottom of the foot. Only putting one on makes the horse off balance and could cause them to trip or injure themselves. As long as you have the correct size, Easyboots work just fine with shoes.

    I'm saying put them on him so he can't throw a shoe! When your farrier replaces his shoe, start wearing the easyboots OVER the shoes when you ride. That should keep your problem from happening. Which Easyboots do you have?
         

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