At first I was surprised I rasped off half of the tip of my fingernail. But I mean, that’s what rasps are made for right?
Nice one. Rasped a whole knuckle off yet?
Next time baby is shod I’m going to talk to my farrier about trimming him in a way to lift his heels up. His hinds are pretty low, and it could just be because he’s due in about 1-2 weeks. Hopefully he won’t need corrective shoeing or something crazy…
If he has low heels there is a reason that needs to be addressed. Sore over the hind quarter, or more likely, super long toes. If his hind feet have reversed angles you’re in trouble.
FYI this is a terrible photo to show hooves.
Also a reminder why you should ride with a throat latch.
Looks like that bridle did have a throatlatch to me?
Found this picture on facebook.
Toe quarters (where this flare is) don’t break off easily. It’s more the quarters and heel quarter areas that break because that’s where the hoof slightly expands and contracts. Drafts are notorious for being able to grow enormous flares if not trimmed correctly.
haaa, looks like the draft teams at equine affaire
idk i’d be embarrassed to show my animals to a breed expo looking like this but i guess it’s normalized enough that no one cares?
unfortunately this is how some people who show draft horses WANT their feet to look. they say it encourages a flashy gait.
Yep, it’s like the opposite end of the spectrum from the saddleseat hoof grossness. Either way I’d be embarrassed to have my horse in public but y’knowwwwww.
This is known as a scotch bottom shoe. The flaring is encouraged so that they are shod as big as possible to add as much weight as they can to the bottom of the foot, to enhance the action in the gait. The hoof is also built up with epoxy and such to fill in the spots where the flares aren’t holding. Which, obviously the horse does NOT wish to keep, naturally.
I think it’s safe to say that most, if not all draft horses who are being shown in upper level hitch classes have this type of shoeing done.
It makes me sad.
Those pedal bones would be brittle as fuck.
Not For Puppies
Saving dauphins is expected, but this guy saves a shark!!!
Thank you sir, for showing us there’s still some hope for humanity!
I had a look at the original video and news articles about this. Apparently the man was fishing and accidentally hooked the great white shark, but cut it loose; then he realized the poor thing was beached. What you don’t see here is what’s possibly the most awesome part: he realized the shark still had his hook in its mouth and went to the effort of removing the hook.
From the mouth of a live, distressed great white shark.
Which he then got back into the water and set free.
His name’s Shane Cox, and he’s a pretty damn awesome Australian for that.