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    Bensmom, this means you! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    Fairweather and I were recently looking at Java Feet and she mentioned how much she enjoys looking at all feet!

    Well, my newest obsession with feet has led me to post this request. I would like to know what a GOOD shod/unshod foot looks like, truly.

    We all know there are plenty of healthy looking feet out there that aren't actually well shod. It's misleading.

    I want to keep my eye on Java's new feet so I can point my farrier in the direction I want each shoeing in order to avoid getting into the mess I find myself in today!

    We can critique feet too! In fact, if you are afraid of critiques don't post em, cause you know these people won't be able to help themselves.... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

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    Bensmom, this means you! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    Fairweather and I were recently looking at Java Feet and she mentioned how much she enjoys looking at all feet!

    Well, my newest obsession with feet has led me to post this request. I would like to know what a GOOD shod/unshod foot looks like, truly.

    We all know there are plenty of healthy looking feet out there that aren't actually well shod. It's misleading.

    I want to keep my eye on Java's new feet so I can point my farrier in the direction I want each shoeing in order to avoid getting into the mess I find myself in today!

    We can critique feet too! In fact, if you are afraid of critiques don't post em, cause you know these people won't be able to help themselves.... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    martha

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    Oh Goody!

    Ben was reset yesterday, and so now would be a good time to take some pics of his feet. Both fronts are now at 54 degrees -- odd to have the club and non-clubby one matching! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    I need to scan some of the pics from the last computer balancing. But, I'd have to stay home for more than a few hours to sleep to do that, so it hasn't happened.

    Unfortunately my mom made off with the digital camera (fooey, doesn't she understand that since I've had it more than a year, it should now be mine?!!) so I'll have to borrow one, or do the real photos and scan them route. I'll work on it this weekend and post some for your perusal.

    The little monster is getting reset this afternoon, and since racing on a poor shoeing/trimming job is the cause of both the ugly old bow and his arthritis in the other ankle, it might be interesting to see what we are doing with his feet without the computer's input (I haven't been able to afford to do both boys feet with x-rays)

    I'll snap some pics today http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

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    Oooo...what a good post http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif

    I love looking at feet! We have to trim soon, will get some good pics of barefeet when we do.

    Can't wait to see all the feet....come on guys....lets see what ya got!
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    I hope this thread is around in a week or so...it will take that long for the 1'+ deep mud to dissipate so that I can *find* my horse's feet again, at least long enough to take a picture. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...ilies/sigh.gif

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    Don't worry... I will bump it!

    I am gonna try to clean his feet up and take pics of the bottom of them too this weekend.... maybe that will have some interesting results.
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    Oh goodie - I too am curious about feet. I am going to take some before and after photos - my new horsie is getting shod Monday morning. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif I will try to post some then!



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    great idea!
    I have BAD pics of feet--of my mare before we started trying to get them back to normal. Silly me thought they WERE normal until I learned better.

    I'll get pics of my boys' feet--all three different, but I think all healthy and decent. Marks feet are a little screwy, but then again, he's a little screwy http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    Ditto on the mud.



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    Martha, I haven't got pics yet, but I do have to tell you that your request made my farrier's day. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif He was very impressed that his work was going to go out for display on the 'net.

    I didn't tell him that y'all were gonna critique it, however. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif

    He is pretty wonderful. The little monster got new shoes made tonight. He wears St. Croix eventers that Larry takes bar steel and welds onto them to make eventer bar shoes, and then, since he needed to be raised a bit, and we'd done all we could by trimming, he set the bar on the outside of the shoe, rather than flush with it, and viola, wedge bar shoes that are actually St. Croix eventers. He charged me so little for this that it ought to be illegal. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    It was very cool. Then he took the set he took off of Buzzy and in about five minutes, I had a pair of new halter hangers made out of Buzz's first pair of worn out shoes. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif

    My farrier rocks!!

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    Here's a pic of Lexi's feet, taken the day we got her. She was 3 years old and had lived outside all her life.. most recently in a ROCK QUARRY for 7 months until we bought her.

    I'll take new pics of her feet and all the rest of ems feet tomorrow. Jez's feet are very *ahem* interesting.. she has 4 totally different feet. My farrier has only recently started shoeing her, so he's taking it slow trying to correct everything.

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    Hey guys...I know its hard to do alone, but if possible, can you all include solar views too? This tells so much more than side views....but they're important too http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    Everything that is wrong with a foot.

    Before I knew what I was looking at, My mares feet looked like this. She was shod (BADLY!) the entire time I owned her I thought she had problems with her hocks--I now know it was most likely her feet.
    I look back and cant believe my ignorance about feet until the last few years.

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    solar.

    Now, I know whats wrong with these feet--lets get the neophyte feet folks to pick these apart!

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    Fairweather, I see first, underrun heels (ok, what heels http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_razz.gif ) loooong toes, a touch of thrush (in this mud, who DOESN'T have thrush??? ) and what appears to be a seedy toe. The graphics card is going on my computer, so the photos aren't that clear, so I've probably missed a thing or two. Oh, and the hoof angle is different than the pastern angle. Good luck with your new farrier



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    guess I should clarify--
    These are old pics of my mare--she passed away in August http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif



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    Ok, here's Cressy's right front. I apologise for the "wet look", but I couldn't get it clean enough to see otherwise.

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    OOPS! Sorry Fairweather! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif

    Cressy "solar" view

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    Hehe, I might get flamed for this but...The only thing I see wrong with Cresida's horse's feet is that she has iron plates nailed to them http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_razz.gif
    She has what appears to be good angles and her heels seem nice, she appears to be a good candidate for BAREFOOT. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
    I dont want to offend anyone, jmho. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    This is one of my cross bred hunt horses. I make my own shoes for these bigger feet. It's inch wide by 1/2 inch thick concave bar stock.I feel that the calks help my hoses to stay on their feet alot better then the regular drive in or screw in corks.There is a toe clip on this back foot, cause I just like the way the foot tends to stay underneath instead of flaring off to the outside and being pinched by side clips. I always joke that if ya want to lose a barn/client just start using toe clips on the back feet.They figure I really have lost it.
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    MissCapitalSplash, why would you think you'd be offensive by telling someone their horse has GOOD feet? I'm not offended at all, and Cressy would be barefoot in winter except for two reasons...

    The primary reason is (in the attached photo) her left hind is deformed. If you look carefully, the hoof wall narrows (and flares) by 1/4 inch for the entire outside quarter. The wall is thin, and will develop a crack where the "dent" is. With shoes, it poses no problem and does not crack.

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