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    We have this one: ...

    We have this one:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/WHITEHALL-46-FULL-BODIED-HORSE-WEATHERVANE-SHIPS-FAST-GOLD-BRONZE-MT-/371015659272?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566241af08
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    We have had one for years for our 4 horses and...

    We have had one for years for our 4 horses and love it. Do not use it to spread frozen poo though! It might work for a while, but will most likely damage it. We learned our lesson after repairing...
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    http://www.facebook.com/PaintedByMetro ...

    http://www.facebook.com/PaintedByMetro

    http://www.paintedbymetro.com/

    Metro and his family of humans are all "good people". High quality materials are used, and it takes quite a while to...
  4. Poll: How about catching and holding for the...

    How about catching and holding for the vet/farrier? A lot of boarders rely on friends, other boarders, or the kindness of barn staff to hold for free.
  5. As the other farriers have said here, steel toed...

    As the other farriers have said here, steel toed boots do their job saving toes. I'm pretty sure my toes would be a disgusting mess if I didn't wear them. And yes, draft horses have stomped on the...
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    I've been working the last three days in temps...

    I've been working the last three days in temps ranging from 10 to 20, with wind. As long as I'm in a barn out of the wind it's fine. I do set up a little space heater if it's really cold, just to...
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    My favorites are the big, heavy ones I make out...

    My favorites are the big, heavy ones I make out of used shoes. The shape is similar to the Epona Magnapick, which is very sturdy, thin enough at the tip to get into little spaces, and fits easily in...
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    I use sharp clippers, and then touch up a little...

    I use sharp clippers, and then touch up a little with scissors.
  9. Castle Plastics makes them. Two degree snow rim...

    Castle Plastics makes them. Two degree snow rim wedge pads. At the bottom of the page here:

    http://www.castleplastics.com/snoballpads.htm

    Amsterdam does carry them.

    Sandy
  10. I saw some at Amsterdam Farrier Supply in...

    I saw some at Amsterdam Farrier Supply in Pennsylvania. You have to call them, they have no website.
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    Our 16 yr old Clydesdale sucks his tongue after...

    Our 16 yr old Clydesdale sucks his tongue after getting a treat. It's possible he was an orphan but we don't know for sure.

    http://www.shoemyhorse.com/PhotoPages/OurHorsesPages/Cody6.htm
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    Could be ringbone.

    Could be ringbone.
  13. Thread: Farrier costs

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    So what's your idea of expensive? Farriers...

    So what's your idea of expensive?

    Farriers have to pay for their rig, gas, tools, propane, office supplies, phone, etc.

    If the farrier is full time, throw in medical insurance, retirement,...
  14. I'm the type of person who likes to pick at...

    I'm the type of person who likes to pick at things, so I kind of enjoy removing the chestnuts. When trimming feet, I just ask the client if they'd like the chesnuts & ergots nipped off. Drafts can...
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    We have the Newer Spreader and like it a lot. ...

    We have the Newer Spreader and like it a lot. Never had it clog, but there isn't a lot of hay mixed in. Apparently the new ones (like mine) have a spring loaded thingy to let larger chunks pass...
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    Glue-ons are a great way to go for horses that...

    Glue-ons are a great way to go for horses that have trouble holding regular nailed shoes. It costs a lot because the materials & tools are very expensive, and it takes a lot of prep work to do it...
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    You know your husband is a keeper when...

    ...he picks up a stray horse turd with his bare hands.
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    ...when a few farmers come out on their tractors...

    ...when a few farmers come out on their tractors & loaders and plow ALL the driveways in the area after a big snow.

    ...when delivering Christmas cookies to the neighbors takes half the day...
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    http://www.doversaddlery.com/epona-magnapick-hoof-...

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/epona-magnapick-hoof-pick/p/X1-10522/cn/1797/

    My absolute favorite! Why?

    1. I have not bent or broken one yet
    2. it fits in my back pocket
    3. magnet
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    1. What is your official title? Farrier, BWFA...

    1. What is your official title?
    Farrier, BWFA certified Journeyman I

    2. How are the horses involved?
    They provide the feet for me to trim/shoe;)

    3. What is your typical day like?
    Driving to...
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    Properly applied glue-on front shoes don't...

    Properly applied glue-on front shoes don't normally get pulled by a hind. The space between the heel of the shoe and the foot is entirely filled with glue so there is nothing to catch.

    I do...
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    Has anyone tried these?

    http://www.backinthesaddle.com/itemdy00.asp?c=05&SKW=footwear+handbags+hats&SKW2=&TKW=&Scat=Y&GEN1=Shoes+%26+Accessories&OR=Y&parent=1&T1=B77007+36&PageNo=1&pos=3
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    I like big butts! On a very similar note, check...

    I like big butts! On a very similar note, check out the Gentle Giants drill team video :D

    http://www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com/newsandevents.html

    and our ample draft cross:
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    horses... models... ...

    horses... models...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEByDMViYqQ

    Sorry, not really relevant. The horse wedding pictures are awesome!
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    :lol:I just talked to my neighbors and I was so...

    :lol:I just talked to my neighbors and I was so wrong in my last post! UPS guy tossed the pkg over the gate, it was my neighbors who put it on the porch! :lol:
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