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  1. Equine Careers and Education
    I've been looking around for quite a while now trying to find the best option for pursuing an education in hoof care, but I'm having trouble deciding. I am not interested in becoming a farrier, as I do not believe in the use of shoes for most circumstances. There seem to be a lot of options out...
  2. Hoof Care
    I keep my horse's on a cattle farmer's land, who happens to have a Shetland who is somewhere around the age of 30. I guess the pony belongs/ed to the grandkids, but no one actually takes care of him beyond food (and the occasionally grooming I've done). His hooves are AWFUL. Slipper foot bad...
  3. Hoof Care
    20 year old Arabian. His feet used to be "normal" (sorry no pictures at this time) and have looked odd to be for awhile now. Got a second opinion from the vet and she said his heels looked low but ok otherwise. My mother talked to the farrier when he came next and he double checked and showed...
  4. Hoof Care
    We baught arab x tb from a breeding home, and her feet are pretty appalling. She did a lot of roadwork in her previous home and now in both hind hooves she has cracks, one in each hoof. The cracks are thin and you probably wouldn't notice them if you weren't looking for them. She is not lame at...
  5. Horse Grooming
    My mare's mane was super short when I bought her in June because she was bred for pleasure, but I'm training her in reining so I'm in the process of growing it out. I was trimming the ends of it mostly because she has split ends, but I was hoping it would also help it grow. Is it just a myth...
  6. Horse Health
    Okay, so there's a picture of a hoof I trimmed today... First ones by myself after taking a course, watching videos, learning from mentors such and so forth... There was no one out at the farm today, so I was wondering what you guys thought..... How'd I do as far as you can see??? This was my...
  7. Horse Grooming
    For some reason, pulling doesn't work for me. My horse's mane won't pull easily and I am horrible at scissors. Is there a tool I can use to give my horse a more natural look?
  8. Horse Grooming
    Does anyone have the problem of a horse that wont let you trim his/her whiskers? My Arabian goes NUTS when i try to do her whiskers. I can do her ears and bridal path no problem but not the whiskers. i have really super quiet cordless trimmers but something about them being by her nose i think...
  9. Horse Health
    We got a new horse yesterday- an amazing 16 year old QH gelding who has been-there and done-that, and is the perfect guy to really teach my kids the finer points of riding. However, (is it just me, or with horses- is there always a "however"?. . .) he is chronically unsound because of a bad...
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