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GAILS

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Anyone know of a website with a video of how to trim hoofs on a mini?
 

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Ok, Im not sure how expereinced in trimming you are, but if you are new I wouldnt rely on a video. you need a farrier or someone expereinced to actually show you how to do it. A video cant show you everything( well mabe).

If you are new I would find a farrier. That said Im sure there are some videos at Ozark that could help you a bit.
 

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Don't know of a good video, but here's a good website.

http://www.barefoothorse.com/

If you're not show trimming (which is totally different in most cases ) the bare foot trim is the way to go. It's hard to hurt the horse with this trim. You may have to take a little more sole out of some minis, they don't always flake off like the big horses.

Good luck, feel free to ask questions on the forum.
 

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Show trimming leaves more hoof on and a longer toe.

I've never seen a show horse with a rockered toe. AMHA rules state (or at least did the last I checked ) that a 45 degree angle is desirable for the front feet. I know, it's a little low for me too.

You would roll the toe in a driving horse, but never rocker. You want all the hoof your height classification can handle for movement. You would also take sole out to adjust height on a horse ( in that it allows you to remove more hoof wall ). In the average show horse (mini & classic shetland) you would trim the heels to the widest part of the frog and then adjust your lateral/medial balance to land flat.

Linda, got anything to add ?
 

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I have a video called "Natural Balance Hoof Trimming" with farrier Gene Ovnicek hosting and trimming. I love it! It shows everything you need to know--but I realize seeing and doing are two different things.

My husband watched it and was shown the ropes by our farrier. But he only rasps. The farrier still comes every 6-8 weeks to do younger horses and to check anyone else.

The website is www.hopeforsoundness.com

Good luck!
 

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I have an article that Lori Rafter wrote. I tried to post it but got an error that there are "to many photo's" more then allowed. If someone want's the article I can email it to them. Just let me know.
 

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