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        07-23-2009, 06:23 PM
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    Foal
    Post Will This Hurt Him...?

    This morning I went out to feed my TB gelding, and his shoe had come loose - one or two of the nails had come out or were just hanging there. I had my current farrier (I'm having a new one come this Saturday) fix the shoe. One of the nails had to be put way up on his hoof - a little bit less than halfway up. This won't hurt him, will it?
         
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        07-23-2009, 06:30 PM
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    Green Broke
    Do you have a picture? I think we could give better judgment if we could SEE it.
         
        07-23-2009, 06:31 PM
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    Green Broke
    If your farrier knows what he is doing then no it shouldn't. But getting a second opinion doesn't hurt
         
        07-23-2009, 06:37 PM
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    Foal
    No, unfortunately I don't have a picture. I don't have a camera phone I could use, and I don't have a digital camera :( He...somewhat knows what he's doing, but he never went to school for it. The farrier I'm having come this Saturday went to school, and has much, much more experience with it. So, I hope it's not something to be concerned about..
         
        07-23-2009, 06:40 PM
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    Green Broke
    Wait, the nail is in his foot halfway up his HOOF??
         
        07-23-2009, 07:02 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Less than that. The end of the nail is coming out a little less than halfway up. But, the nails aren't very secure anyway, it'll probably be about out of his foot by morning. I don't think it's as bad as I first thought, but I'm just a little worried, since this is my first horse.
         
        07-23-2009, 07:17 PM
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    Green Broke
    ^^ I don't bame you one bit ;)
         
        07-23-2009, 07:17 PM
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    Yearling
    You should know pretty fast if its up too high. It will pinch him and you will see lameness from it which usually is gone once the nail is pulled
         
        07-23-2009, 09:11 PM
      #9
    Banned
    A high nail will not hurt him. They should be about 1/3 up the hoof wall anyway. I prefer them high to low. A low nail can jepodize the hoof wall, rish of tearing out a chunk.
    As for school experience means alot more to me then school. The school teaches the basics but years of experience of actual doing means more to me.
    Are you are just switching farriers because one went to school and one didn't ???
         
        07-25-2009, 03:07 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Thanks everyone :)


    sunny06: haha. Yeah, I'm glad I'm going with the new one. He's coming sometime today. Hopefully he'll do a better job than this last farrier did.


    AlmagroN: He's not showing any signs of lameness, so I'm pretty sure he's okay.


    RiosDad: No, he also has a lot more experience than this last farrier, so that's another reason - the main one, actually. Thanks for your reply! I'm a lot more confident now that he's alright :)
         

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