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20 hours ago

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Are we really?

I’ve seen a number of farriers shoeing work on FB of late with a nice shoe, but on a terrible hoof that’s NPA, with significant caudal failure & distortion.

On asking their thoughts on the hoof capsule, I’ve only got comment about the shoe.

On asking if they took the obvious NPA, caudal failure & distortion was taken into account when applying the shoe package, I got banned from their page.

On reading the comments all their mates were patting them on the back saying ‘ur the best mate’ etc

Seriously, I bet the horse isn’t thinking that!’

Don’t get me wrong, nobody should be making derogatory comments. But asking what they are doing to help the foot is a good & reasonable question & one that any farrier should be able to answer.

Are we really going down the road of showing our work to only get positive feedback? Are our egos really that big that we are beyond questions?

We need to start asking these questions so that only good work is being featured. If a young farrier it inexperienced owner looked at that work, & all the positive feedback, what is the message we are sending?

As farriers, we need to be more accountable for the work we do as the comfort of a living animal is attached to it. And that’s way more important than anyone’s ego!!

Photo is one of my shoeing jobs.
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Timeline PhotosThere is no quick fix in our sport. Not a sharper bit, not a bigger spur, not a quick injection to numb the pain, no drugs, no doping. We are dealing with a living creature. With a heart, a soul and a body we are responsible to take care of the best way possible for the long run. Be a horseman first, then an equestrian athlete. #horsesfirst #propperway #noquickfix #horseman #fair #love #horses @germanridinginstructor @chnullie @rcrequestrian ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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