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    05-01-2009, 12:28 PM
I wouldnt pay. And I would be furious. Specially since shod horses are trimmed shorter than barefoot. Im not sure if you could just pull them, might need to leave them a while??
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    05-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Thats what I was worried about, Katie. I don't want to pull them and have him sore when I won't be there to keep an eye on him. I left a message on farriers phone so lets see if I get a callback.
    05-01-2009, 04:13 PM
Ack, hope he calls back. Worried about Diesel's feet now - I didn't know shod horses are trimmed differently.

Definitely not cool.
    05-01-2009, 04:16 PM
Yeah...not cool at all. If I remember, I will take some pictures of his toes since they look so weird to me.. Im probably being paranoid, but still

He built up really strong feet from being barefoot. Does anyone think a month of being shod would affect his soles very much?
    05-01-2009, 05:14 PM
I would have the shoes pulled sooner rather than later. The trim is definitely different, but likely your horse will not be sore unless the farrier took off good sole. Even so, horses are pretty resilient, but having shoes on for a month or more will soften the soles making him sore when they do come off later.

And it should be at no cost to you -- the farrier and the BO will have to determine who made the error or split the cost.

Very odd that the farrier didn't question it; doesn't he keep a chart on his clients? Wouldn't he have wondered why shoes all of a sudden?
    05-01-2009, 05:19 PM
I'm not sure what happened, that's what I'm trying to figure out. Hopefully he will call me back soon. If nothing else, I will have to have the new farrier remove them when I move. Hopefully not though.
    05-01-2009, 07:10 PM
We had to have my horse's shoe pulled recentley because she had an abcess, and the farrier didn't charge anything for that or putting it back on. Hopefully yours won't. I don't know if you can take them off right away, maybe you should wait until you can get out there ever day or at least every other day to see if he's sore. Good luck!
    05-01-2009, 11:01 PM
I guess you could try and borrow some hoof boots for turnout and riding. I don't think he would get lame but you can definitely expect a little bit of soreness if you pull them. Nothing that will cause long term side effects.

In the end he will be ok and you should be able to get the hooves back to how they were within a few months. But what an inconvenience.
    05-03-2009, 09:57 PM
I'd leave the shoes on for a month or two to let the hooves grow, but it depends on how much he's trimmed too..
    05-03-2009, 10:10 PM
This is outrageous! I would be so upset! I hope this gets resolved sooner rather than later. And you should not have to pay any of the shoeing fee. Just what you would've paid for a trim, and you should not have to pay for getting them pulled either.
Are there any barefoot specialists in your area that could take a look, or even just ask for advice?

Just curious, wouldn't you be able to pull them yourself? I recently saw a video on pulling shoes in the case of a loose one on the trail for instance. I would also go with boots if you don't plan on letting them grow.

Goodl luck! This is a crap situation!

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