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Originally Posted by walkinthewalk View Post
Oh Happy Happy Day! Your farrier sounds like a great and earnest fella

Happy day indeed! He is definitely an earnest guy and why I really wanted to continue with him if it wasn’t detrimental to my horse.

He is spot on about the quality of rasps and it was very nice of him to give you one that, while used, is not used up and show you how to use it
Yes it was! He will be getting a nice basket of homemade goodies for Christmas.

Start a folder on your PC for hoof pics. They will be a great frame of reference to not only help you in your rasping efforts but to go back and look at how the hooves & frogs have changed, over time.
Yep, I started this after the last trim and have already found my self going back to see the changes. My son made a comment to me the other day... "Mom, you have more pictures of Digby on the computer than you do of me!" (Uh, guilty)

I have gotten so I can tell who was doing the trimming and I can pretty much recognize the bottoms of anyone of my four horses' hooves without knowing which folder I'm in.

You may even find yourself becoming slightly obsessed with the physics of Digby's hooves; why "this side" of "this" hoof wears different than "that side" of "that" hoof. Or, ok, the wear pattern has changed, why? Is he off and I'm not seeing it? lol lol lol
Um, guilty again....

Hooves can be puzzling little head scratchers once you get to delving into what makes them work. Annnnd when you start going on-line looking at those tiny little (and fragile) bones from the fetlock joint down into the hoof, you will soon marvel at how they support all that weight on those fragile little "wiggies"

That could also lead to the same obsession with the Donkeys, since their hooves are different than those of a horse
Ah.... Not likely. I may learn about donkey hooves but fat chance I will ever get under either of them. They’ve not had good farrier experiences with the previous owners and both are over 15 years old now. Their minds are far too sharp and I really value what’s left of my mobility.
Good thing my farrier is over 6 feet tall, weighs as much as the jenny, and has the patience of a saint.

As far as sitting on a bucket or stool and getting the leg to quit squirming, with me, it was just something that took practice with my three Walkers. The Arab latched onto that "leg support" the first time I put his leg across mine but the TWH's took a bit of time to understand it was "ok"

Thankfully Digby accepts new things pretty well and I’ve tried the bucket while scrubbing hooves already. He could have cared less…. But since he is only 7, he has a tendency to not always pay attention to what I’m doing. As in… I’m hunched up under him working on a hoof and he decides to turn his whole body to scratch his flank- forgetting that I have a hold of a hoof!
Then has the nerve to look at me like it’s my fault when we both nearly fall over.
Um, I would say intelligence is not his strongest attribute… for now. (Good thing he’s quirky and cute.)
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Thanks Trinity! - and the link was helpful.
In my mind I was picturing sitting like you describe, facing the rear… just like you face when you are stooped over, except with toes out of the way. I also like the idea of the bucket better…. Quicker to scramble off of.
It is easier for me to hold the back legs in the crook of my hip, so until I‘m more comfortable with my horse (still getting to know all his quirks) I may do those the normal way.
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Ok, on to the hooves!
I posted some pics before in June in anyone is interested- when he had a bruised hoof in this thread….
His diet is also listed in there too.

The rings you see in these pics coincide with some major diet changes he has gone through with the biggest ring on the top at the time I switched finally to a ration balancer, which he’s been on now for 4 or 5 months.

Most of these were on the day of the trim.
He has some thrush, so the farrier said it was a good time for another soak, since the hooves were fresh and clean.
Well, Digby was getting impatient after the lengthy farrier visit, inspections, measurements, soak… etc.
So, I snapped most of these wet and his hooves were quite water logged, but clean at least.

Sorry for the blurry ones… Impatient horse.
I know I didn’t get all the right poses, just what I could remember at that point.
I snapped a few with my phone the next day pr two and those are labeled “Dry

Left Front-

left front side 1.jpg

left front side 2.jpg

left front wet.jpg

left front bottom wet.jpg

left front back wet.jpg

DRY pic

left front bottom dry.jpg
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Next order of business-
Calling Cavallo and Easycare.
Not only is Dig's front hooves different sizes by quite a bit, depending on the company, they are also nice dinner plate feet and the measurements are wonky (technical term) according to all of the boot sizing charts.
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