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« on: 09/07/2007 19:47:50 »
Little Comet needs his hooves re-shaped. One of them in particular is very long & it's causing him to stumble. Yesterday we noticed him limping slightly on that leg. We've been trying for weeks to get a farrier but they're all too busy at the moment so not taking on any new clients. So, there's only 1 thing for it - I've got to do it.

I've never done farriering(?) before but I've seen it done a few times. Fortunately, Comet is small and very good-natured so I shouldn't have too much trouble with him. Plus I'm very good at hanging on to horses hooves when I need to; plenty of practice when picking stubborn horses' hooves.

I'll let you know how it goes


 

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« Reply #1 on: 09/07/2007 19:52:32 »
Good luck with it, hope it goes well.........just be careful not to get kicked ;)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/07/2007 19:58:46 »
Oh trust me, I won't. I've got a very good sense of self-preservation.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/07/2007 20:12:16 »
LOL
 

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« Reply #4 on: 09/07/2007 20:43:50 »
Good luck! At last you'll be able to use that wierd bit on your Swiss army knife.....
 

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« Reply #5 on: 09/07/2007 21:14:05 »
you should broadcast it live on the web :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 09/07/2007 21:54:27 »
Hey Doc.. You probably already know but be particularly careful around the frog of his hoof of you nicked that or cut it he could bleed to death.. It is a real big deal as I recall!!!  I am pretty sure thats what our farrier said . Has Commet foundered or just needing a trim.. Is the hoof that is causing grief curled outward?? If it is It could be something in his diet causing it! Take a picture of his hoof or look up foundering in reference to a horse surely you know about this already!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 09/07/2007 23:47:49 »
Karen - I won't need to go anywhere near the frog. His hoof is extended forwards but not curled up. All it needs is rasping back to a proper length. I've checked it out and the hoof itself is not damaged, just too long.

you should broadcast it live on the web :)

You just want to see me get booted, don't you!  [:(!]
 

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« Reply #8 on: 10/07/2007 00:01:07 »
That is the whole idea, right Karen?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 10/07/2007 00:03:14 »
That is the whole idea, right Karen?


 

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« Reply #10 on: 10/07/2007 00:45:32 »
Karen - I won't need to go anywhere near the frog. His hoof is extended forwards but not curled up. All it needs is rasping back to a proper length. I've checked it out and the hoof itself is not damaged, just too long.



you should broadcast it live on the web :)

You just want to see me get booted, don't you!  [:(!]

Good! Glad to hear it! Filing Should be easy enough Then!

Have you done it yet? I used to Laugh when Larry would file and shoe Bandit as he was stubborn.. Take a notion to pull his leg from between larry's legs and give a good kick! LOL Have to move fast when that happens! LOL..
 

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« Reply #11 on: 10/07/2007 00:49:37 »
That is the whole idea, right Karen?


 Sorry?? You mean getting doc booted? LOL No Siree! Thatwould be not funny and very painfull.. LOL you boys aree heartless! LOL...OUCH!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 12/07/2007 16:08:39 »
Hi Doc

Did you get Comet walking painlessly once more - UPDATE NEEDED!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 12/07/2007 17:10:00 »
I'm going to do it on Saturday when I've got more time.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/07/2007 17:17:32 »
Keep us posted!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/07/2007 17:21:56 »
Will do
 

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« Reply #16 on: 15/07/2007 01:03:13 »
Well, I did it. Comet's hoof looks a lot better now & he was happily trotting around without stumbling. It took me about 20 minutes as I was taking things carefully, not having done it before.

But the biggest plus is that I didn't get kicked!   :)
 

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« Reply #17 on: 15/07/2007 01:06:01 »
Poor thing ,having to stand on 3 legs for twenty minutes so a beaver can nibble at his hoves.:)
 

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« Reply #18 on: 15/07/2007 08:46:00 »
Poor thing ,having to stand on 3 legs for twenty minutes so a beaver can nibble at his hoves.:)

 

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« Reply #19 on: 15/07/2007 18:02:27 »
Well, I did it. Comet's hoof looks a lot better now & he was happily trotting around without stumbling. It took me about 20 minutes as I was taking things carefully, not having done it before.

But the biggest plus is that I didn't get kicked!   :)

YAYYYYYYYYYYYY! That is so cool. I am glad you did not get kicked! LOL.. Twenty minutes is pretty good time I would say! Not bad at all!
 

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