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    Sevierville, TN
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    trail riding, dressage, jumping.....anything horsey reenactment and renaissance faires
  1. You also might be interested in this. Its still in Kickstarter but it is fully funded and the shoes will ship next year. you can still buy a set for the reduced kickstarter price.
  2. Id look into ground control shoes that you can screw on, hoof boots, or casting tape with inserts for protection you can apply yourself. Its not bad for a horse to need protection and thankfully there are alot of options that dont require the skill steel does.
  3. Thats is a piss poor job. But you know that. Not balanced, way too long, looks like its 6 weeks out and not 2. Toe running way forward. Mess.
  4. They look out of balance/skewed just from the little I can see but its hard to tell much
  5. Cant really critique a shoe job properly without a full set of photos taken from the right angles and it should be done within a week or so of the work being done. See here how to take proper photos. Also I hear you on finding a good farrier. Not easy.
  6. IME, one typical and usual, easy to fix cause of constant abscessing is often farriers leaving the bars too overgrown and laid over which traps gunk in there. Constant bar and heel abscesses are what you usually see in that situation. Not saying this is the reason, but all similarities in the horse keeping environment including the hoof care provider could be a potential cause. Pictures are needed to know more.
  7. Ive been watching these and IMO this is a step ahead of a boot but not as far as glue on or nail on rubber shoes. Pros would be they are breathable, less surface covering the foot, less aptitude to make the foot overly wet, no rubbing of boots moving around. Can be left on longer without ill effects. Can be adjusted in attachment position daily if needed on the velcro as you trim the foot or tweek the foots balance during the cycle. Eventually, the tape position will need to be moved, but I can see it being able to be left in place awhile white moving exactly where the clips hook in to it. Cons are probably going to be price, attachment failures, and unfriendly environment possibility issues id say. My big questions at this point are How much, and how strong are those clips and velcro? I think these would be vastly superior in rehab applications than boots. I love boots but they have some annoying limitations and inconveniences.
  8. Yeah Im with you on the School thing. I meant schooling as in education in general. Some of the best education doesnt come from basic farrier school but clinics and workshops.
  9. I would pull the shoes and let the horse wear his feet as he sees fit. IMO that is the lesser evil at this point. I would not allow this farrier to tack shoes on this horse. This feller is what we call a "horseshoer" around here, not a farrier sadly. He really needs more schooling. When I see things like this, I wish I had a plane so I could just fly around and help people who cant get good work done.
  10. I declawed one cat when I was young and she was already an adult and I had to do it to live in a rental. Never again. She was sensitive footed for months and months. I also observed strange litter behaviors and I can tell she suffered. With products like this available for pennies. Never ever again.
  11. Sorry to hear all the troubles. I hate to say it, but this farrier is just not educated nearly enough. He/She has absolutely no idea how to correct imbalance and hoof proportions. You cannot educate a professional unfortunately as an owner. If they don't already know it and have it and arent looking for it, they are what they are. The best farriers are always learning and educating themselves. Do you have any other options available to you at all? Or is this person it?
  12. Howdy yall. Long time no see. Just happened back on here for half a second and saw this. Your horses front shoes are fit way too tight in the heel and are too far forward. I dont like how this farrier fits a shoe at all. He needs a more full fit in the heel, his toe gathered back up properly under him and some real heel support with those heels drawn back till they grow in more straight. His heels are folding up underneath him, his toe has run away and his base of support is pushed way forward. That crimped wall would bother me also. This is a well fit average traditional shoe. For me, the differences jump off the page here. The foot wasnt dressed and was just dubbed around the edge. Look at this foot. This is a glue on shoe but look how this horse doesnt look like he is hanging off the end of a shoe. Like he has a base under him. This is what we want even if we have to build it at first.
  13. Yeah im not so much up for coming here real often when A. a good 80% of the people I liked to talk to and became good friends with got banned or left over controversial bannings. B. Many of the bannings were clearly malicious and instigated by you know who C. you know who worked for this site and they kept allowing her to do it. I dont think they gave a rats behind about us. Didnt feel very welcome here. I do think they wanted this place much more dead for some reason. Maybe they saw a large super active BB as a liability and not an asset? IDK. But whatever the case, when 80% of the people you talk to leave and the boards stop having many, if any, new posts? Well, its time to move on to greener pastures I guess. Not because of any poster here, its just that home base we all used to gather at isn't so homey anymore and its pretty boring without much to talk about. Ive popped back in here and there and posted a few posts but there just isnt the amount of content that used to be here by FAR which means not alot to choose from that you might have something to post about. When you arent doing anything but logging on, seeing there isnt much and nothing to post about time and time again, you just kinda log off and forget to log back in for awhile.
  14. Oh wow GH, I just popped on here and see this! I am SO sorry! What a thing to do out of the blue. Been there myself also and its like a slap in the face. Im here to give you hugs and commiserate if you ever need to chat.
  15. I dont check in much anymore. This place is dead duck Dead. Nothing interesting any more going on. Nikki def killed it intentionally or not. I haven been here in months and there are like 3 to 5 posts in a few categories that have been updated. Many of the forums have no new posts at all. Facebook has lots of groups for different interests all ion one spot which is nice and content is ALWAYS moving lol. You just dont fall for click bait and keep your nose clean ;) I wish there was a way to make an active oldies horsecity group there. I have lots of general friends from HC there, but I know im missing people i really used to like to talk with from here. I miss the good old days