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Old 08-27-2012, 06:36 PM
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DrB..

Being tied into any horse is just a bad idea.. Years back one of the big selling points were aprons that had break away straps..

Then velcro came on the scene and that became the fast break away.


I personally have never had a horse stuck in my apron.. I can see where this would be a very scary place to be.. Most people don't really realize just how strong a horse is.. coupled with a close to 1000lbs animal just makes for a bad combo..


my 3 worse times working on horses were while I was an apprentice..


1. Horse named Casper (big white 16hand stallion) just bred 4 mares that morning. I was working on the rear foot and was completely under the horse working on and outside flare.. (anybody who works on horses knows exactly the position I'm talking about) One of the handles brought a mare a little to close and he got a sniff of some ladies fair and the stallion jumped straight up in the air and pushed me right down onto the ground basically completely collapsing me into a pancake and then started jumping up and down on me.. Luckily my only injury was a pinched calf muscle from him landing on it. Thankfully my leg was flat on the cement so when he came down it flattened out against the flat cement but didn't break since it was flat..

2. Another event horse.. 16 hands.. he was just nasty.. Anyhow the person who owned him just loved to ride him..

I was first up and I noticed he had thrush in the tip of the frog.. Pulled my hoof knife and first swipe the blood spurted right across the room. My boss looked at me and said you did it you fix it..

I had to heat up an old rasp and cauterize the tip of the frog.. That frigin horse shook me to no end. I just about broke my ankle holding that foot while I was getting slammed around and up against the walll..

Took me 3 tries but got it taken care of.. If that wasn't punishment enough I had to finish up the last 3 horses by myself..


3. I was working on a fat quater horse and had just put a rear shoe on and the nails were still sticking out.

He looked right at me and kicked me with that foot.. He caught me right in the back of my hand.. luckily I was fast enough and he puntured my hand with 1 nail out of the 6 in the shoe and I was able to withdraw my hand before he put his foot down..

My hand only hurt for about a week from the nail puncture and egg beating of the inside tissues..

Been kicked twice and thrashed around the fair amount but this is common for new horses since they are usually pretty beat up from the previous farrier.. After a few visits they usuallly just fall asleep..

I'd love to see how he did it..
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:28 PM
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Aesome apron, Jen! Hopeit works well for you. It's nice to be able to design something and get that extra use out of it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:53 PM
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Thanks Greg,,


Today I got to use the apron for the first time. Worked on 3 horses.. The apron works great. Is pretty comfortable for how much it weighs but I did notice that the bottom is a little to rigid.. Enough so that it doesn't drape quite right..

Tomorrow I have 2 horses all the way around with shoes and then 2 trims.. I'll post back tomorrow for update.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:44 PM
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Jen,
Great thread and good looking apron.

I've seen my father trim hoofs before on the horses we had as a kid. Never saw a professional though.
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<snip> I was first up and I noticed he had thrush in the tip of the frog. Pulled my hoof knife and first swipe the blood spurted right across the room. My boss looked at me and said you did it you fix it.
Can you tells us what "thrush" and "frog" means? Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:18 AM
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Can you tells us what "thrush" and "frog" means? Thanks.
Sorry about that.. Thrush is an anorobic bactieria that will eat the frog..

The frog is the central rear portion in a horses foot. It extends from the rear (heels) to about the middle of the foot and comes to a point.. It is triangular in shape from back to front..

I've attached a picture of the bottom of a horses foot..

Today this picture would be called a distorted foot since the ratios are off but you'll get the idea..

I've also attached a pdf, it gives some general info on thrush as well..
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:19 PM
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Thanks, Jen. I had an idea but needed some backup 'cause I do get things wrong sometimes. OK, a lot.
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Nice job on the apron, Jen. It's great to have someone like your friend to turn to, to get you through a project. I gotta say, you're one hard working lady!

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I ejoyed this thread, Jen. And I learned a bit too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:35 PM
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Great answer, Jenn. I am probably mis-remembering

I'm glad the new apron is working out well.

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