Trimming your own horses' feet
Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:40 PM
If you are one of the ones who trim their own horses' hooves, how did you learn?
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:14 PM
I know there are good books out there on trimming horses in general and even a few on trimming minis. I have a VHS on trimming minis, but I haven't even watched it, yet; I planned to eventually.
Stallions: Little Kings Cat on Top, Paper Mache`
Mares: Misty, Tana, Bonny, Dolly, Baybe, Bliss, and Sophia
Geldings: Dakota, Monte and Manny, Spotty
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:15 PM
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:16 PM
Why did I start trimming feet on my horses? Because our good farrier quit and the farriers who we tried after him were nothing short of hopeless. In one case the fellow trimmed 8 horses and the next day I had to fix 5 or 6 of them--it would have been all 8 but the others were trimmed so short I couldn't do anything for them until their feet grew out a little. One mare was trimmed so crooked she couldn't walk 3 steps without tripping--once I straightened up her feet she walked without any problem at all. All of them were trimmed crooked--one heel long, one heel short....one quarter short, one quarter long...so each & every hoof went long heel, short quarter, long quarter, short heel. I was more than a little disgusted and decided there was no point in my paying out that kind of money for that kind of work and then have to fix it up myself when I could save the money & just trim everyone myself in the first place.
Now I trim all of our own horses plus a few outside horses. I've turned away other people that have asked me to trim for them, because I just don't have a lot of time to spare. I also limit my services to Minis; I've had several big horse people almost beg me to go & trim for them but I refuse--big horses are just too much work & my back really isn't up to it.
Specializing in Miniature 'over' division driving horses/prospects with conformation, MOVEMENT and refinement!
American Shetlands...just FOR THE FUN OF IT!
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:29 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:28 PM
I do it for others because it saves them $$$ and its done correctly...
Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:21 AM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:49 AM
The new horses will need attention, but will at least be a bit more cooperative. I hope...
Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:48 AM
Green Creek Pony Farm
American Shetland Ponies
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Raising quality registered american shetland ponies & miniature horses.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:32 AM
River Rose Farm Miniature Horses
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