Originally Posted by kevinshorses
Please don't take it personally. I just wanted to get your goat a little. I don't use the scotch hobble on every horse and I'm carefull how I do it. The reality is that a horse that is hard to trim and shoe is not going to have very good hoof care so however I have to get them good about thier feet is beneficial to them in the end.
oh I agree with that, but I don't think that forcing a horse especially one that has had a tramatic past is for the well being of the horse...I know alot of farriers (well not alot, but many in my area) that will do as much as they can with a horse with their foot on the ground if they have problems...of course they expect that problem to get better, but will work with the horse until it does.
And yes it might be good physically, but mentally?
Yes I agree that if the hooves get so bad that the horse could seriously hurt themselves, then some more drastic methods must be taken for their well being...just like if one of my horse's had a colic case and had to get into the trailer...I'd use any method to get them in asap, but if it were not an emergency, I'd take the time it takes