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  1. Hoof Care
    Hello we have just moved two horses from very wet and filthy conditions to a nice new environment. They've been having their hooves cleaned and treated for thrush, but this sweet mare has developed a limp and upon extreme cleaning of front hooves we've found a deep deep hole in both front...
  2. Hoof Care
    Since I've moved back to Alabama in 2012, I've had 3 different farriers. One was awesome but never showed up when he said he would. One was awesome but was getting out of the farrier business, and the one I had most recently was good--but kind of a butt. He did a great job on hooves. He told me...
  3. Hoof Care
    Are any of you using the Apex Trim Method? You can find it on youtube or Facebook. I don't have a horse right now (:cry:) but I saw my friend's mare yesterday after not seeing her for a while and the change in her feet and movement is amazing! Just wondering if anyone else has seen such...
  4. Hoof Care
    So we recently got a mule from a family friend and he's a little over a year old. He is sweet but can be pushy on the ground and is obviously very smart but knows how to test his handler. We have been working mostly on haltering, leading, backing up, respecting space, etc. I'm able to pick up...
  5. Horse Training
    My mare used to have decent manners for the farrier but has lately being having very dangerous behaviour. I had to get a new farrier, there is very limited farriers in my area, and the one i am using now is very knowledgeable and patient, but ever since he started coming my mare has been awful...
  6. Hoof Care
    Ive been using this great farrier for a year and he was tossing around the idea of offering a year contract where you pay upfront for 9 farm visits and he'd take off 20%. I'm contemplating the idea as it would save me about $400. One of my horses has advanced laminitis (wears special rubber...
  7. Hoof Care
    Hay y'all! I've just got a question or two about shoes for my gelding. I know a bit about the actual process of shoeing but not a bit about the different kinds of shoes. CJ tripped a bit more than he should have (see a related forum on that here...
  8. Hoof Care
    long story short, i switched farriers 2 months ago and recently switched to a new one after my horse had sudden lameness for two months. new farrier was upset to find my horse's heels were badly crushed, she was walking on her toes, and was so sore in the hamstrings she couldn't even trot. good...
  9. Horse Talk
    I have had fancy jumpers who all had shoes. I do not know what a farrier should cost for a trim on my new barefoot project. Thanks
  10. Horse Articles
    To Be or Not To Be Barefoot I must be bored and looking for a fight because this article is one of those that will ruffle some feathers and possibly garner a death threat or two. Be advised that the advice and tips to follow are marginal as I have no formal training in the world of the Hoof...
  11. Horse Health
    Hello, I wanted to know what exactly I have to pay for every year in vet bills, farrier, and the dentist and if y'all could specify what I have to pay for. Sorry if this doesn't make sense it's kinda hard to explain, ahah! :smile:
  12. Hoof Care
    Saw a mare listed on Facebook I am interested in but noticed the rear hooves look rather short compared to her front. Thoughts?
  13. Hoof Care
    Hey everyone, looking for some opinions :) Warning - LONG story! I just switched farriers. Old farrier, DENNIS, lived over an hour away and I was actually outside his usual zone, but I managed to convince him to come out this way. He was a certified 'barefoot trimmer'. I think he did a...
  14. Hoof Care
    Hi, I recently started caring for my horse on my own. Usually I have had someone at the school I went to who organised the farrier etc. My horse TV usually needs doing every 6 weeks but this time of year it varies and last time he needed doing after 4 weeks and it was well overdue. How do I...
  15. Horse Talk
    I just got word last night that my farrier is no longer doing trimming. :sad: It's not a huge issue for me because there is another farrier who comes to the farm who is good and he loves my Honey. So, what's the big deal then? Why the vent? It's the reason why she is quitting, and I can't...
  16. Hoof Care
    Recently I've seen a large flood of videos revolving around the 'duct tape twitch,' which appears to be a technique used to get horses to stand still while the farrier works with them. Just wanting to know if it's good/bad for the horse, legit, and how the duct tape is removed nicely afterwards...
  17. Hoof Care
    Has anybody ever used Kendra Skorstad as a farrier? She is located in Burlington, WI. Just wondering if you have what your thoughts are on her. Looking into getting a different farrier and like to hear from people before I go with one. Thanks! :D
  18. Hoof Care
    These are older pictures, but this is how my farrier always does her feet. They are a little grown out here, but the hoof shape is virtually the same as to how they are after a trim. It seems like she constantly has some sort of bruising, although she isn't lame, and the farrier takes soo long...
  19. Hoof Care
    Hi, I have a TB. He's had front shoes for a year. I had them pulled about a week ago because of the ice and snow during Winter. He is in a stall at night, in a sand or grass turnout with other horses during day and any riding will be done on soft surface of an indoor ring. There is gravel to...
  20. Hoof Care
    My horse, Biscuit, injured his hoof in the paddock the other day. Something sliced through the sole and hoof wall, and he was very lame the first few days. Had the vet out, and she gave him bute and recommended shoes for his front feet, mainly for the injured hoof to keep the wall stable as it...
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