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tanya 05-24-2012 03:24 PM

Horses got shoes what do you think?
 
We never shoe our horses just trim them since they rarely get ridden. I had a new guy out yesterday and I think the shoes look sloppy what do you all think?
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CLaPorte432 05-24-2012 03:28 PM

:shock:

Well...I certainly am not impressed.

Horseboy 05-24-2012 03:29 PM

Yeah they look more then sloppy to me :( they look non professional, sorry to say but also the hoof looks bad also, looks super dry

Wallee 05-24-2012 03:32 PM

I am looking forward to what Mark has to say about these ha ha! I know I am not the best judge but they look really really sloppy. I wouldnt want my horses like that. Who did them? (no names but a professional ferrier or??)

tanya 05-24-2012 03:34 PM

I know nothing about horseshoes, but these look bad. What can I do for the dryness? I have been putting hoof conditioner on them is there something else to use?

sinsin4635 05-24-2012 03:35 PM

If your horses are rarely ridden, what made you decide to get them shod?

Horseboy 05-24-2012 03:36 PM

How old are your horses?

tanya 05-24-2012 03:37 PM

Suppose to be a professional:cry:

Corporal 05-24-2012 03:39 PM

I've seen better, but it's not that bad. This horse has a LOT of cracks. Looks like he's been in the mud lately, bc that's what causes them to dry out. It's like when you hand wash a bunch of dishes and your hands get really dried out but the time you're done.
IMHO, keep these hooves VERY dry. Clean daily, maybe used a hoof supplement AND some cream or pine tar, or whatever is your favorite hoof dressing to help them heal. Have your farrier determine when to re-shoe, but I would keep him in shoes until about next March. It will take THAT LONG to grow our those cracks. Sorry, but I've seen hoof cracks on MY horses that have to grow out, and it just takes F O R E V E R!!!! Then, you can go barefoot, if you like. =D

tanya 05-24-2012 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinsin4635 (Post 1515122)
If your horses are rarely ridden, what made you decide to get them shod?

I have had a guy coming out helping me with my riding fears so I have been trying to ride them more so I thought I would shoe them.


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