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post #21 of 32 Old 05-08-2011, 08:15 PM
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My horse gets ouchy within seconds of losing a shoe, so I keep a pair of Cavallo sport boots on standby. Unlike other brands, they are oval shaped and stay on the hoof.
Just to clarify (trying to refrain from sound like a b***h) but the other boots your reffering to, should fit a hoof. Most farriers leave lots of 'leftovers' and square off, or rounden the hoof, which is (IMO) often an incorrect practice.

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post #22 of 32 Old 05-08-2011, 09:19 PM
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My friend rode her horse with a shoe thrown (she had one shoe, as only the fronts were done). And I mean she rode walk trot canter, all of that. I asked her about it and she said that the horse had enough natural balance to be able to work without the shoe with no issue.

So I guess it depends on the horse, if it really upsets your horse to work without the shoe, she'll tell you. You'll feel it in the way she moves and you'll see it in her behavior.
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I disagree. In my area, the traditional taught farriers charge between 30-45 bucks a trim, or somewhere around 100 for shoes.
The natural barefoot trimmers charge between 20-30 dollars, for the same time period.
I wouldn't let someone that claimed to be a professional trimmer touch my horse for $20. That's not a rate that someone that has any kind of education and thinks that thier way is the best way is going to charge. Why would they charge less for an enhanced service than thier competitor.

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OP, to answer your question, yes your horse can be ridden just fine without one shoe for a few days. I would avoid any really rough terrain with big rocks just to avoid her ending up bruised but just regular pleasure riding at all 3 gaits over semi-soft terrain won't hurt her at all.

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post #25 of 32 Old 05-09-2011, 06:58 AM
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I wouldn't let someone that claimed to be a professional trimmer touch my horse for $20. That's not a rate that someone that has any kind of education and thinks that thier way is the best way is going to charge. Why would they charge less for an enhanced service than thier competitor.

Your right, she is not certified, she read the hoof. More people here are converting. Would you like to see her work?

This is my endurance racing mares feet at 4 weeks after her last trim (due for another)










These were her feet after her second barefoot trim (she had just been converted) and let me tell you, her feet are 1000 times better, no more flaring, chipping, over run heals, bars, etc. And her frogs are forming correctly for once.

Later I will take pics of others horses here (All 13 horses here are on barefoot trim) and strive. No more lameness issues, and they all compete in different disciplines.

Part of the reasoning why our trimmer doesn't charge much is because she works in a 35 mile circle (people come to her from further distances) but she likes to be close to home.

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That's a nice lookin leg I wanna see the rest of it now lol!

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Just to clarify (trying to refrain from sound like a b***h) but the other boots your reffering to, should fit a hoof. Most farriers leave lots of 'leftovers' and square off, or rounden the hoof, which is (IMO) often an incorrect practice.
Rounden the hoof?
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Excuse my english lol, and I will attach photos of my horse later, I am on my school laptop - at school, right now.

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If your horse is comfortable working missing a shoe then go for it.

Let your horse decide if they are OK with it. Your horse is the only one that shoe truly matters to.

I agree that if your horse is sound you might want to limit your riding to areas with better footing.


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Good grief, she asked a question, she didn't ask for a lecture from a bunch of activists who can't function without telling everyone else they're wrong if they don't agree. :roll:

I would also ignore anyone who seems to think they know your horses feet better then you do without knowing the facts. Oh right, I forgot, barefoot fixes everything! That's why they're pushing boots right?
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She asked a question about a thrown shoe, she didn't ask for people to start telling her her entire problem IS the shoes. I understand people have opinions, but we've now turned this into BrightEyes defending her use of shoes to people who swear up and down no matter WHAT conditions she ride in, shoes are the devil.

We don't need to turn every single post about shoes into a barefoot VS shoes debate.
I agree!

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I wouldn't let someone that claimed to be a professional trimmer touch my horse for $20.
I agree.
I have never heard of a certified barefoot trimmer that charges less than a farrier actually. Any that I have encountered or heard about charge more than the farriers in the area because they claim they are better.
I do not think my farrier can leave his house and get to mine for $20 in gas.

Youngcowgirl, I do not think this thread is about how great your barefoot trimmer and your horse's feet are.
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Not a good idea ... there are 2 reasons ... first of all the horse has maybe hurt his self when the shoe fell... secondly the horse has got more weight and more hight on the one leg than on the other leg... that can cause tenonditis or muscle problems... :/
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