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  1. . Spavins, by definition, involve the hock....

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    Spavins, by definition, involve the hock.

    Could be some kind of popped knee, although that usually wouldn't be at the back of the knee.

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  2. . Horse tips daily #556 (the one linked...

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    Horse tips daily #556 (the one linked from my blog page) includes reviews of the new Ramey book and several others on hoofcare.

    Particularly good one at 21:30/8:30 I think. ;)


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    . Well, "reasonable rates" ought to...

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    Well, "reasonable rates" ought to pretty much disqualify me. :D

    What kind of work do you need? I might know somebody.

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  4. Horse Radio Network Reviews Hoofcare Books.

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    Fran Jurga of Hoofcare Publishing and EQUUS' Jurga Report was recently interviewed by HRN on the subject of hoofcare books suitable for Christmas gifting...

    LISTEN HERE.

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  5. . Well, the main purpose of an eggbar is to...

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    Well, the main purpose of an eggbar is to increase posterior support by extending the base backward... But your farrier in the field may feel that the amount of rearward extension provided...
  6. . Well, we don't live in the land of the...

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    Well, we don't live in the land of the frozen, so we rarely need to blanket the drafters. When we do, it's not a big deal to get under them, so long as you let them know where you are the...
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    Guilty as charged... But I do sort of 'feel' the...

    Guilty as charged... But I do sort of 'feel' the nail through the inner, wetter, softer wall, then 'bite' it into the drier, harder, outer wall to make it turn... When the feet are wet & soft all...
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    . Any real farrier will have a forge and be...

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    Any real farrier will have a forge and be proficient in its use... But many opt not to use the forge on every horse in the field.

    While it's actually easier to shoe hot, it is possible...
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    . Has it been wet out lately? Did you...

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    Has it been wet out lately? Did you start using a hoof dressing?

    Now and then I run into one with an inverted moisture gradient and have a bear of a time getting the nails to turn...
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    . His Majesty probably didn't want to spill...

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    His Majesty probably didn't want to spill his wine during the ride...

    I think 8mph is a doable average on decent roads for a relatively short trip like that. (Mostly trotting, slowing...
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    . Welcome to my world. (My adult...

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    Welcome to my world. (My adult Percherons and Belgians get at least two tubes each.)

    Since most OTC wormers are tested safe at several times the suggested dose, and under-dosing can...
  12. Good point. Correcting so-called NPA is no...

    Good point. Correcting so-called NPA is no sweat. It's just a broken-back axis in a poor fitting suit.

    Correcting the underlying cause may be trickier.

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  13. . Yes... That video definitely needed...

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    Yes... That video definitely needed "Yakety Sax".

    Watching it made me feel a bit less dumb for some of the mishaps we've had.

    Gotta say, some of those nice carts are entirely too...
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    Old racehorse probably figures you're a noob, so...

    Old racehorse probably figures you're a noob, so he'll mess with you a bit to see how you'll react. ;)

    He may simply expect you to take his hind feet into "shoeing position", with the front of...
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    Forgive me for going into lexicographer mode, but...

    Forgive me for going into lexicographer mode, but that is not forging. That is overreaching.




    Raising the front hoof angles a bit will also set the feet up for quicker breakover.

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  16. . Really not that unusual for an open...

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    Really not that unusual for an open broodmare to do this. Although it usually happens in the Spring, especially when there are other mares around with foals.

    Good idea to have her...
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    . You'll see more Belgians because they...

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    You'll see more Belgians because they outnumber all the other draft breeds in America by a long-shot. And because they are the heaviest/strongest. Percherons are a close second,...
  18. . Have you considered trying wider-webbed...

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    Have you considered trying wider-webbed shoes with no pads? They provide a good deal of protection where the soles are most vulnerable, without interfering with the normal moisture release...
  19. Easier with dark colored hooves, as the inner,...

    Easier with dark colored hooves, as the inner, unpigmented wall may show where the foot has been dubbed or worn back. If the horse is barefoot, you can look at the wall at the toe. It normally...
  20. As old and busted-up as I'm getting, I'm...

    As old and busted-up as I'm getting, I'm developing rather an appreciation for lazy critters. :winkgrin:

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  21. "Bullnosed" means that, instead of the dorsal...

    "Bullnosed" means that, instead of the dorsal hoof wall face being a straight line from the coronet to the toe, it starts off from the coronary band at a shallow slope, then turns downward before...
  22. Yes... But it would then not be a palmar angle at...

    Yes... But it would then not be a palmar angle at all, but a dorsal angle. There either is a palmar angle (what they call a "negative") or there isn't one (which would mean either a "level" P3 or a...
  23. ...Attempting to resist commenting on the moronic...

    ...Attempting to resist commenting on the moronic nature of the "NPA" term again. -Attempt failed-

    Since it's impossible to have a "positive palmar/plantar angle", "negative" is irrational. ...
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    I've had to bury too many in recent years... ...

    I've had to bury too many in recent years... Mostly due to getting long in the tooth myself and outliving old friends. Fortunately, our graveyard isn't far away, and we can get them interred...
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    And the farrier promptly left instructions for...

    And the farrier promptly left instructions for the vet on how to administer vaccinations and perform ultrasound examinations, right? :rolleyes:

    Anyway... If driving and clinching nails are a...
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