Farriers

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by txredneckmedic, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I found out through a good friend of mine that my former farrier was doing work that didnt need to be done aka shoeing one of my horses and that when he did a trimming he half assed it and didnt do it right. Now I go to feed my pens yesterday and apparently someone went into one of his pens(same arena) and trimmed one of his horses....but way to short. The insole of the hoof is very soft now and is collecting rocks! He never authorized any work to anyone and is thinking that it was a friend of his wifes. I do my own farrier work....and im new, but even I knew it was way to short!
     
  2. ijon1

    ijon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are a few half assed farriers out there. I had one that had a bad back and would scream and smack a horse if it moved from a fly. I finally told him to get out of the business and fired him.
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I am lucky to have my farrier that I have now. I had one years ago, a very well known one in my area, who would hit the horse in the belly (ETA: With the rasp) if it moved....lost its balance, stomped at a fly..anything! The day it did that to my horse was the day I kicked him off the property and told him never to return....I had to have another farrier come in and work patiently with my horse to fix his feet. My horse was never the kid to act up when being trimmed, after that incident he was always a little funny until he learned to trust again. My present farrier is so gentle and patient with them, does a fantastic job and has very affordable prices. He was just voted Farrier of the year here!


    I hope you can find a new one, but as my farrier always says.. "If you have no feet, You have no horse"
     
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  4. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started doing them myself with help from some good friends of mine. They do alot better work than my "professionally trained" ex farrier. I have realized alot with doing my horses feet. Like if you accomodate them you get alot nicer work done and they dont have the tendency to kick as much. I have one mare that is blind in one eye and she would always give us problems on that side. I am now able to get her to stand still and let me do what I need to do without problems.
     
  5. ijon1

    ijon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you. Its better to work with your own horses. They trust you.
     
  6. babalubird

    babalubird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're in North Texas, i.e. around Denton, I can recommend one heck of a good farrier. He is a barefoot specialist. I won't use anyone else having been through h#ll and back with a number of lousy farriers.

    ...Or if you are in a loop he makes through Italy-Hubbard, he does that area too provided you can accommadate his schedule there.

    If you are in these areas, pm me and I'll give you the info.

    Connie
     
  7. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry but im in west tx
     

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