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Shoeing a nervous horse

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:06 pm
by slick4591
Ran across this and thought I'd pass it along.


Re: Shoeing a nervous horse

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:15 pm
by Bigfoot
I have heard about it, but haven't tried it. That guy had successfully handled that foot prior to the duct tape. The shoe was shaped and ready to nail.

Re: Shoeing a nervous horse

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:22 pm
by Kathie in Thorp
Next door neighbor is a farrier. He tried this -- said it's all baloney.

Re: Shoeing a nervous horse

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:28 pm
by Bigfoot
It could "temporarily" distract one. Problem with any gimmick, the horse is reacting from fear. You didn't conquer the fear, you avoided the behavior, with a distraction.

Re: Shoeing a nervous horse

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:26 pm
by fenceman
Exactly a gimmick. Worked with that horse on that day.
I can see a farrier doing it to get one done and get down the road. Before he leaves he should tell his customer to have that crap worked out before he comes back.

Re: Shoeing a nervous horse

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:13 pm
by NolanCountyAG
My horse shoer is full of ****. He tried to tell me he had a mule to show one time and it wouldn't stand still. So he took an ear and nailed it to the side of the barn with a 16 penny nail gun. The mule sat there and he did one side, pulled the nail out and nailed the other ear to work on the other side.

Re: Shoeing a nervous horse

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:23 pm
by JMJ Farms
NolanCountyAG wrote:My horse shoer is full of ****. He tried to tell me he had a mule to show one time and it wouldn't stand still. So he took an ear and nailed it to the side of the barn with a 16 penny nail gun. The mule sat there and he did one side, pulled the nail out and nailed the other ear to work on the other side.


Yeah he's full of it alright. I've heard it all.

Re: Shoeing a nervous horse

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:08 pm
by NolanCountyAG
The best one is about him winning the calf roping at the houston livestock show in a full body cast.... Like seriously?? I've gotten to where I just tie horses up and leave a check so I don't have to talk.