Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Barefoot trimmer

The trimmer came today to check out the troops, he says none of them really have any serious issues, they've all been tidied up, most of them were well behaved (apart from Sky). Took lots of pics.....

Fina
Sky, showing some flare (you shouldn't be able to see daylight between the rasp and the hoof!)

One trimmed, one not:
Gandalf, bit of flare....

...but generally pretty good for a horse that's been shod til 3 months ago

Here are some pics of Tanya's pony Polo, showing some serious flare:


He said Kinna has beautiful feet. She was interested in the anatomy lesson too.....
So which one is the good hoof and which one the bad?

Oh, and the best thing for their feet is a gravelled area in the paddock so it looks like I am going to have to dig out all the mud in front of the stable and replace it with gravel......that'll keep me busy!!!

3 comments:

Martine said...

How long have you been a barefoot convert? And did it take Gandalf long to adjust?

trudi said...

Great pics Helen,I like the look of the trimmers gloves, I'm always grating my knuckles!

Helen Barnes said...

Not long, Martine, 3 of the 4 have never been shod, 2 are only 2 year olds, the 3rd is a 5 year old Fjord who has always had excellent feet, Gandalf has been shod all his life but I had the shoes off 3 months ago, he struggled at first on anything other than grass but he's getting there now, I ony use the boots for longer rides. Having done a lot of research I'll never have any of mine shod again......

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