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- Hi KeroKero - I just joined the forum, and enjoyed reading your adventures with your first horse. It was so nice to read someone's experience of being a NEW owner - I just recently bought my Clyde mare and your questions are the same as mine. I'm going to read all your posts and learn as much as I can before asking questions that might already have an existing answer here! Thanks for sharing!
- About KeroKero
- Couldn't get a dog, got a horse instead. "should be easy!" I said...
- Manitoba, Canada
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- Hoofs, y u not good???
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- KeroKero liked post by loosie On thread : 3 year old - barefoot, boots, shoes?Firstly, agree with Amigo here, that as he's still a youngster, I would be doing little, if any on his back yet anyway. Secondly, due to innate effects of conventional rims, whether you do ride or...Liked On: 04-02-2014, 03:57 PM
Posted On: 04-02-2014, 01:47 AMExactly ;-) You do need to buy a rubber backer plate to use sanding discs, but it's only around $10 and I think a 4 pack of 36 grit discs is around $5.Liked On: 03-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Posted On: 03-30-2014, 06:10 PMI've been using an angle grinder (without the handle and guard) with 36 grit sanding discs for the last 5 years, and except for minor touch ups, I never use my nippers or rasp anymore. It takes hoof...Liked On: 03-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Posted On: 03-30-2014, 05:03 AMI have amigo boy on ignore, but I can say a few things about chronically long toes......Im heavily involved in the Gaited horse world and was even involved with padded performance horses in my 20s...Liked On: 03-28-2014, 06:12 PM
Posted On: 03-28-2014, 01:56 PMKeroKero liked post by loosie On thread : Barefoot TWH:shock::-(I respectfully believe you don't know what you're talking about on that note. It is indeed damaging to leave toes excessively long, let alone if it's a whole inch or 2!!:shock: If you...Liked On: 03-27-2014, 05:07 PM
Posted On: 03-26-2014, 05:47 PMMy TWH has beaten other shod and heavy shod TWHs in the show ring with short toed, bare, perfect and natural feet ;) Many a stink eye we earned that day lol. Dont let those who use shortcuts and try...Liked On: 03-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Posted On: 03-14-2014, 09:19 PMActually there are few work horses that would suffer much, as hooves grow more with stimulus, as long as the work increase is gradual.Liked On: 03-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Posted On: 03-10-2014, 12:43 PMWow, you got paid the same amount for trimming or for shoeing?? I bet there was a definite push for keeping horses bare in that situation! You don't understand why I don't do *conventional*...Liked On: 03-06-2014, 08:11 AM
Posted On: 03-05-2014, 11:31 PMOnly if you want to shoe, which personally is the last thing I'd want to learn how to do as I see them as a huge compromise and detrimental to hooves (even traditional farriery accepted that and...Liked On: 03-06-2014, 12:17 AM
Posted On: 03-05-2014, 07:40 AMWhich is the truly natural trim, which we can achieve if conditions are right.:wink: I agree fully that untrained people should find a good, experienced professional *whenever possible*, but...Liked On: 03-06-2014, 12:17 AM
Posted On: 03-05-2014, 06:27 AMSometimes it is those that have had shod horses go lame, exhausted all the remedial shoeing routes and been left with a horse facing the bullet that often and then have success through going barefoot...Liked On: 03-05-2014, 10:56 PM
Posted On: 03-05-2014, 09:15 AMKeroKero liked post by bsms On thread : Good Article on Barefoot Horses"That is why you need the services of a well trained and experienced professional farrier to help you decide what is best for your equine companionís welfare." Must be nice to live somewhere...Liked On: 03-05-2014, 10:55 PM
Posted On: 03-05-2014, 08:41 AMKeroKero liked post by walkinthewalk On thread : Good Article on Barefoot HorsesThis shouldn't even be in this section and, IMHO, the abrasive manner in which the FOUR YEAR OLD article was written, was only published to start arguments. Much has changed since 2010 in both...Liked On: 03-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Posted On: 03-04-2014, 04:48 PMIf he did then he would know that barefoot horses compete at endurance and are used in many police forces successfully which they would have problems doing if they were "crippled". When corrective...Liked On: 03-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Posted On: 03-04-2014, 04:05 PMA good article is one which is well balanced, analytical and looks at all relevant points and expresses intelligent arguments. This one does none of that and certainly does not express any...Liked On: 03-05-2014, 10:52 PM
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