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        12-05-2009, 03:40 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    tn walker shoes

    Im going to start showing my tn walker mare seriously this year and I want a shoe that will help her pick her feet up more.i don't want to have her padded but I want a shoe that weighs a little more than the normal shoe.she is a good show horse and has brung home the blue ribbons but the other horses pick their feet up more than she does.i will also be using 7 mm chains on her.ive been using these chains on her for the summer and she hasnt had any problems with them,they improved her gait a little but not much,the chains never rubbed her or caused any adverse reactions.they are brand new and completly humane.what type of shoe should I get my farrier to put on her? Im also going to be aving lessons with her by a proffesional hopefully to get her to the larger shows this summer.thnx
         
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        12-05-2009, 04:22 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    I'm not going to add anything extra, just going to answer your question:

    I've seen many flat shodders use heavier shoes (also called pads, too, I think). They don't use chains with them because they pretty much take care of all that. I'm not positive how heavy they are.. I'm sure you can google "flat shod walking horse", and you may find something.

    Also, I've personally used a heeled shoe (the heels were tiny but were supposed to help with his gait).

    So yeah, I'd just google something rather than having to listen to the heck people will give you here about this subject. :P
         
        12-05-2009, 04:24 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Also, if you are ever worried about the chains hurting her (which you may find becomes a problem with wear and tear), they have leather leg bands, and they also have chain protective boots. :)
         
        12-05-2009, 04:34 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Thanks!!! The next time the farrier comes out ill ask him what he can do with my horse.
         
        12-06-2009, 02:01 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    If she is a blue ribbon winner, then so what if the other horses pick their feet up higher? Obviously she has something else going for her...

    Do you realize how uncomfortable that must be? How can you possibly say "HELP her pick her feet up higher" when it is you who wants them higher? I am sure she is just peachy not having to stress her joints to walk around like she has a stick up her arse, so I am sure it is not helping her in any way...

    I just find the idea of using a heavy piece of metal nailed to a horses foot to make them more aesthetically pleasing morally and ethically wrong and the chains too, geez that is ridiculous.

    If it ain't broke don't go messin' with it... I guess it is hard to see a horses comfort past the ribbons and prize money...

    **No I didn't mean this post to be rude, just the kindest way to express my opinion on the matter.
         
        12-06-2009, 02:06 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    Agrees with Honeysuga
         
        12-06-2009, 05:50 AM
      #7
    Trained
    Agree with Honey. At least go learn about hoof function & the dynamics you're affecting before deciding what you want to do to her. Hoofrehab.com is one good place to start.
         
        12-06-2009, 05:59 AM
      #8
    Trained
    Quote:
    there is no such thing as a perfect horse period.
    Just noticed this quote & had to comment... My first thought was 'Of course there is - the vast majority are perfect IMO. It's the humans in charge who are often lacking & don't appreciate it.'

    ....But then I noticed the lack of punctuation & thought maybe that's not what you meant. & I don't think much of messy mares in season either!
         
        12-06-2009, 07:34 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Honeysuga    
    **No I didn't mean this post to be rude, just the kindest way to express my opinion on the matter.
    Then don't express your opinion of the matter. OP asked a question. Either answer it or don't. She didn't ask for any extra hate-mail. I don't necessarilly agree with all the methods myself, but if she wants to do this with her horse, so be it. Nothing you can say will change the matter. I'm sure OP is quite familiar with all the cons of the TWH world.

    Sorry if this sounds snarky (I realize it probably does), but this whole "bash the TWH" crap is aggrivateing.
         
        12-06-2009, 07:41 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    ** Even if the methods ARE "abusive".
         

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