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post #11 of 25 Old 01-03-2010, 11:23 PM
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GandRPaints: Let me know how that goes. I'd love someone to come out and show me and I'm in Ohio.
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post #12 of 25 Old 01-04-2010, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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I'm very surprised my older horse let me do her back feet, 2 farriers I had, she wouldn't let touch them, and she picked them right up for me.. I'm very surprised and happy.

I found it really hard to do the back feet, and I don't have a hoof jack.
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post #13 of 25 Old 01-04-2010, 08:17 AM
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Get a hoof jack asap. Makes it WAY easier. Your body will thank you and so will your horse.

I'm not surprised your girl let YOU do her back feet. She knows and trusts you... and your not drunk. My gelding was blind in one eye and very difficult on that side's hind leg for the farrier. He almost kicked a guy once and the guy got a little rough with him. I don't blame the farrier, but I didn't really blame the horse either. Shortly after that I started trimming and he was much better with me than the farriers.
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post #14 of 25 Old 01-04-2010, 02:09 PM
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i know a woman who's done her own horses for years, once i helped her trim a horses hooves lol didn't seem that hard to do once you know i suppose, its something i'd do myself in the future, but i'd get somebody to make sure it was OK until i could make sure myself, just in case !

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post #15 of 25 Old 01-04-2010, 02:35 PM
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We FINALLY found a farrier who does an ace job - AND our horses don't fight him like they have the others, and he doesn't get mad at them either. It's like the horses know who's good and who's rubbish XD

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post #16 of 25 Old 01-04-2010, 03:14 PM
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I dont think I would ever attempt a hoof trim myself without taking some classes. Or studying for a few months. Its not hard to mess up, and it takes weeks to grow back. I boarded with a woman who had a horse trimed wrong and coliced because it was so painful.
I found my farrier doing an online search. Ironiclly the ones I didnt like were from the AFA website, and the good ones I found via accident or word of mouth.
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post #17 of 25 Old 01-04-2010, 06:19 PM
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Hey did you know they have courses that teach you how to trim. Could be interesting and might help you get ready to do it.

Good for you! Hope it all works out for you
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post #18 of 25 Old 01-04-2010, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes View Post
Get a hoof jack asap. Makes it WAY easier. Your body will thank you and so will your horse.
My wife bought me a hoof jack and my body does indeed thank HER

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post #19 of 25 Old 01-04-2010, 09:46 PM
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I know, I tried to trim for months without a hoof jack. Finally broke down and found the money. Don't know how I survived without it. You're a lucky man
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post #20 of 25 Old 01-05-2010, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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That is probably why, usually though, if you even attempt to touch her feet she freaks out and kicks like a cow. I need a hoof jack desperately, the back are the worst to do for me. I've been doing research for around 2 years, I haven't found classes around me but if I did I would go in a heartbeat.
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