natural balance shoers

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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Do we have any farriers on here that use the n/b shoes.
    Got a new yard the other day and the 1st horse I was asked to shoe

    had these on.
    I was asked to reset them, his feet were not that shape
    so you can imagine 20150127_103941.jpg
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    roll a lot of toes in front
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    david a hall Moderator

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    I find that post laminitics are good with them.... Other than. That no...
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    monty.styron Active Member

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    Pic's smitty?
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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    I got one horse I use them on. Since I started the horse has done very well.
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Been the 1st day at the new yard I took this pic at the
    back of the van.
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    monty.styron Active Member

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    Have not seen one in a few years.shoes changed quite a bit from when thay came out.looks like it would almost be useful now .still be a pain to shape. smitty thanks for posting
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    Difficult to shape, difficult to nail. I use them after I have tried everything else and it hasn't worked. They mostly don't work either, but I have had a few do ok in them. You can make a pretty good copy out of an eventer. There is a whole special protocol to applying, according the the NB guys, but most I see they just close the heels and line up the quarters. The NB crowd always claims that if they don't perform a miracle it's because you didn't put them on nright, LOL.

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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    I think choosing the right size for the foot is the bigest problem
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    If you run into a long narrow foot, fire up the grinder.

    Regards
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Another n/b job , he was a while done
    but I dident like were the feet were going treacy1.jpg
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    I just made a pair of concaves with side clips treacy4-1.jpg
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    gary evans old and slow

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    That trim made all the difference.
    Why did you go with quarter clips smitty?
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    monty.styron Active Member

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    Is there a reason they want nb shoes as opposed to someting that conforms better to a horses hoof, like say a toilet seat.
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    Bill Adams Active Member

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    Where I've seen NB shoes 'help' a horse that was going wrong is when a shoer had them perimeter fit and a vet or someone said to put NBs on and, like magic, the horse went better.
    Just give the horse some breakover and some heel behind. Any shoe will work if you get it hot and hit it.
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    Seems that St. Croix and Kerckhaert shoes never get credit for helping a horse or blamed for harming a horse. :cool:
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    monty.styron Active Member

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    goes better in a park ! Bale a horse off a 60° slope and tell me how mutch you and him like the increased breakover
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    Mike Lawrence Member

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    The horses that I shod with NBS and did well are mostly wearing kerckhaert rollers now. They move just as well and have better quality hooves.
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    makes me laugh every time of I think of the idea of good old Patty tutoring Smitty in nBS protocols. where is she when we so desperately need her?

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