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  1. I recommend that you get radiographs for the next...

    I recommend that you get radiographs for the next time your horse is shod. Switching farriers is a good idea, as I suspect that the last shoeing you got was a "lick and stick" tack job.
    As for the...
  2. Not every horse can have a toe short enough to...

    Not every horse can have a toe short enough to satisfy an owner's perception. Even with radiographs in hand, I work on shortening the toe, within the overall balance of the foot. Remember, farriers...
  3. In my experience, changing breakover just by...

    In my experience, changing breakover just by shortening the toe is not always the most effective. Shoeing the foot to balance the limb is a fine art.
    Reading the foot, setting breakover by shoe...
  4. I looked over the pictures, and I noticed in one...

    I looked over the pictures, and I noticed in one shot, (front feet from behind) some telling differences between the left and the right front foot. Does your farrier use a set of calipers to measure...
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    I'll watch the way that people walk, and if they...

    I'll watch the way that people walk, and if they have a defect in their gait, I'll think to myself, I can fix that with the right trim and shoeing.

    There isn't much that I can't fix with baling...
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    Anytime you want a vacation is Sunny Southern...

    Anytime you want a vacation is Sunny Southern Calif, you are welcome here!
    I'll take you around with me and teach you to do your own trims, and I can cook.
  7. Thread: Bo's Feet

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    I stand (humbly) corrected, awesome job.

    I stand (humbly) corrected, awesome job.
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    WRH, Where are you located? I would be happy to...

    WRH, Where are you located? I would be happy to come and look at your horse, meet with your farrier, offer suggestions in a non-adversarial way, and be willing to help execute changes for the...
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    Education is the key. Learning about as many...

    Education is the key. Learning about as many shoeing disciplines as possible will only make you a better horse owner. If you can't have a enlightened conversation with your farrier, find one that...
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    Appasionato, I totally agree. I have no problem...

    Appasionato, I totally agree. I have no problem admitting when I'm over my head, and you can only get better if you are willing to admit that. Just today I consulted with a client's massage therapist...
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    As a farrier, I would want to know the reason for...

    As a farrier, I would want to know the reason for the lameness, and would be proactive in helping find a solution.
    As for being fired, it happens. A simple call saying you are using someone else is...
  12. George, I have the opposite experience. In the...

    George, I have the opposite experience. In the beginning of my career I left the bars full. then I started doing some therapeutic work with a vet and was requested to cut the bars out. So, like you,...
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    I think it would very useful for Jacko to show us...

    I think it would very useful for Jacko to show us the differences with picture aids...
    I dare say that he would be willing to shoe to the NB protocols to offer as a comparision, awful lot of big...
  14. All good questions A2. I often ponder the role...

    All good questions A2. I often ponder the role that the sole plays in foot function. I have seen feral horses with a fully engaged sole, the frog fills the commisures and in fact is attached to the...
  15. I've got a client with kids that gymkana. One...

    I've got a client with kids that gymkana. One Saturday morning I got a call that one of their horses had pulled a shoe coming out of the trailer at the show. I was there within the hour, put the shoe...
  16. OK, you schedule your next appointment ahead of...

    OK, you schedule your next appointment ahead of time, I apologize for mis-reading your post. No need to yell.
    I wish you all the luck in solving your problems, and you obviously don't need any more...
  17. Deltawave, you got that right... Odd thing about...

    Deltawave, you got that right...
    Odd thing about horse's feet, they tolerate alot of krap and still function well. You know the type, never take a wrong step, never lame, shoes left on for 6 months,...
  18. " Hoot, you stated: "Hooves grow slower, and...

    " Hoot, you stated: "Hooves grow slower, and faster at certains times of the year so I dicuss with my farrier when he needs to come back. Hooves should not go by a schedule, but by when needed." ...
  19. H&T, As with most things, there are good and bad...

    H&T,
    As with most things, there are good and bad in every profession. You did not say where you were located, but the AFA has a website that lists a farrier finder. You could try your local...
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    I flush the joint of my nippers with it. It...

    I flush the joint of my nippers with it. It clears out dust and grit that gets caught up and the nippers open and close smoother, plus there is less wear in the joint and the jaws stay tighter. There...
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    We have no humidity. I was watching a movie the...

    We have no humidity. I was watching a movie the other night and it took me a few minutes to realize that the background noise was the sound of rain. It's been a long dry summer.
    The only three...
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    I don't use the dremel much to sharpen my knives....

    I don't use the dremel much to sharpen my knives. I use diamond embedded sharpeners, a flat and a round. I also have a buffing wheel on the bench grinder and polish them on a weekly basis. In fact,...
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    As for the hoofjack, I only use the cuff...

    As for the hoofjack, I only use the cuff attachment, and only on the hind feet of horses that it helps. I use a traditional hoof stand for all other functions. As for working with hind end challenged...
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    Ever get those OTTBs that pick up the off foot...

    Ever get those OTTBs that pick up the off foot when you ask from the fore side? The grooms at the track pick all feet from the same side, and so the horse expects you to reach under and pick it up.
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    For Fun, I'm sorry that you had that...

    For Fun,
    I'm sorry that you had that experience. I did not find that sort of attitude when I attended school. We spent alot of time on anatomy, form and function, disections, watching horses move,...
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