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drew.h
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Oliver lost his shoe again last night, it has only been on for 4 weeks. Before that the previous farriers attempt only lasted a week, and prior to that a day.

Now this hoof is a little misshaped due to a bad abscess he had about two years ago. Prior to this I don't think he'd had shoes before, but his then owners were told to on advice from the vet.

Has anyone tried plastic shoes or any other alternative to a big lump of metal held on by nails?

I'd ask the farrier for his advice, but I'm having difficulty contacting him at the moment.

I let Oliver out this morning, but covered his hoof in Stockholm tar, hopefully this will help protect his hoof a little until he gets his shoe back on.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Have ya got a pic Smile)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Before the shoe fell off:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/20110810125830s.jpg/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

im guessing u use richard? he is often hard to get hold of drew, but always texts back in the end, hes a man in demand!!! so many horses round here
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yep Richard (the ex-army one, Richard appears to be a popular name for farriers). He's booked in for Monday morning now.

The lad we used before Richard was even harder to get a hold of, my wife had to threaten to duck tape him and throw him in the back of the pick-up.

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