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RE: [RC] [RC] [RC] interferes, forges, clanking, need imput - Howard Bramhall

If you can, you might want to consider taking off the shoes of the back feet. This is one of those easier aspects of shoe'n that almost anyone can learn to do. I'd see if you're farrier would be willing to teach you how to do this. That way, if it starts to happen again, after he puts on those shoes, you would be able to remove the back ones yourself, if the horse continues to forge, and keep on riding.

I've had a few horses who do this when they have shoes on their back feet. When this happens I take off the back shoes and keep the front ones on. I shape the back toe as far back as possible, keep riding (always got to keep riding) and eventually will get it right for that paticular horse.


From: "sherman" <sherman@xxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC] [RC] interferes, forges, clanking, need imput Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 19:48:55 -0700

I've always heard it referred to as "forging" and I wouldn't wait until it's time to shoe again, I'd call your farrier now & see if it can be taken care of right away. My farrier has to roll the front toes so the horse will pick up the front a little sooner, as well as square off the back toes. I was not aware of our horse doing this when we got her, but then when we had to switch farriers (she had had the same one for 7 years) it became obvious. Now I just have to remind the new farrier each time he comes out. It might help to always trot out your horse before & after new shoes to make sure the horse is travelling correctly. Good luck!

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