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Re: Toe or Flat landing? WAS He's lame :(

Griffin Keller
 

Lavinia, 
I sent you 2 emails with the new photos on 12/22. Doesn't look they were added to our album - did you get them or were they too big a file?

Thanks!
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Griffin 

Jan 2018, Charlottesville, VA

Prophecy (IR) Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Griffin%20and%20Prophecy

Prophecy (IR) Photo Album: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=17115

Sleek N Wow (non IR) Photo Album: https://ecir.groups.io/g/Hoof/album?id=65070 


Re: Ada Hammer Clinics

Griffin Keller
 

Interesting stuff... Are you doing one of her bigger clinics or the personal consultation one?  I'd be really curious to do the https://mackinawdells2.com/personal-consultation-class.html  as she doesn't come too close to VA it seems.


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Griffin 

Jan 2018, Charlottesville, VA

Prophecy (IR) Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Griffin%20and%20Prophecy

Prophecy (IR) Photo Album: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=17115

Sleek N Wow (non IR) Photo Album: https://ecir.groups.io/g/Hoof/album?id=65070 


Re: easy boot clouds twist

Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

If you see any signs of rubbing starting, you can put a piece of duct tape over that area, stuck right to the hair.

Rubbing is caused by movement of the boot. To test for sizing, put the boot onto the foot then grasp the heels with your hand and try to twist the boot. If it moves in the heel area, it isn't a good fit for that horse. Try another size or a different style.

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Lavinia

Moderator/ECIR Support


Re: Ida Hammer Clinics

 

I've known Ida and have continued to learn from her as well as certify in her program.  She is fabulous.  And she travels to do teaching sessions, so if you don't live within range of her current schedule, but would like to start her series of training classes, she has clinic requirements listed on her site as well.  

If you ask Pete Ramey about her, his exact words will be "She's the best."  And she is.

Sue Bennett


Re: easy boot clouds twist

Josephine Trott
 

Hello heidi
have you checked out Hoofwings? They make boots with customized sizes
best
josie
davis ca 06/09


Re: Ada Hammer Clinics

 

Thanks Heidi for your feedback about Ida Hammer. I have been working on my own horse's feet but am not confident that I know enough to let my trimmer go. As it is I stand over my trimmer and we discuss everything now before she does it. I watch her like a hawk. Poor woman!

I know I just need to get more education with a good clinician that is teaching a good, safe trim. Then I will feel better about going solo. I want to KNOW that I am balancing his hooves correctly. 
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Bonnie Snodgrass 07-2016

ECIR Primary Response 

White Cloud, Michigan, USA

Mouse Case HistoryPhoto Album

 


Re: Ida Hammer Clinics

threehorsefarm
 

Bonnie, I second every point made by Heidi about learning from Ida -- if you get a chance to attend any one of her clinics,  I would encourage you to do so.   

Robyn & Slim Shady
Kansas 2012

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 8:05 AM Heidi Wright <heidirite@...> wrote:
Hi Bonnie,

Ida Hammer is amazing.  She is one of those people that has a passion for learning and she continually invests in her own learning/growth as well.   She is a wonderful teacher, fun to learn from, and has such a breadth of experience.    You can find her clinics on the Peter Ramey website.  I am fortunate to live 2 hours from Ida so have attended her trimming clinics and I hosted a hoof disection clinic at my barn a couple years ago.  I am attending her footfall clinic in March she is holding near Indianapolis.    Ida is the reason I started trimming my own horses 10 years ago.

One of the things I love about Ida is she is dedicated to teaching and mentoring others to trim.  She really wants to pass her knowledge on to others in order to help as many horses as possible.  She also loves a complicated problem!  I highly recommend anyone who has the chance to attend one of her clinics do so.  

Heidi


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: easy boot clouds twist

Heidi Wright
 

I have trouble with the Stratus boot twisting too.  I also have the same issue with Soft Rides.  My horse has big bones and heel bulbs, and I have tried a smaller size boot but then the heel bulbs rub and I fear that more than anything.   My feeling is that since the pads are flat, even if they twist, they are still stepping on a flat supportive pad and my horse doesn't seem to mind when they twist.  I am constantly straightening them out.  I worry about rubs because once you get a rub, it's hard to get rid of it if your horse is in boots all the time.


Re: Ada Hammer Clinics

Heidi Wright
 

Hi Bonnie,

Ida Hammer is amazing.  She is one of those people that has a passion for learning and she continually invests in her own learning/growth as well.   She is a wonderful teacher, fun to learn from, and has such a breadth of experience.    You can find her clinics on the Peter Ramey website.  I am fortunate to live 2 hours from Ida so have attended her trimming clinics and I hosted a hoof disection clinic at my barn a couple years ago.  I am attending her footfall clinic in March she is holding near Indianapolis.    Ida is the reason I started trimming my own horses 10 years ago.

One of the things I love about Ida is she is dedicated to teaching and mentoring others to trim.  She really wants to pass her knowledge on to others in order to help as many horses as possible.  She also loves a complicated problem!  I highly recommend anyone who has the chance to attend one of her clinics do so.  

Heidi


Ada Hammer Clinics

 

Has anyone here ever attended any of Ada Hammer's clinics? Just looking for opinions on her clinics, content, teaching ability, etc.
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Bonnie Snodgrass 07-2016

ECIR Primary Response 

White Cloud, Michigan, USA

Mouse Case HistoryPhoto Album

 


Re: Pergolide - How to get horse to eat it

 

We have two cushings horses(31 and about 34)  who have been on compounded capsules for a few years.  We put the capsule in a very small amount of Triple Crown Senior and put it in their feed pans.  After they eat that they get their bucket of Ontario Dehydrated Balanced Timothy cubes with about a cup of Stabul I on top of them.  They think they are getting a treat and gobble it down.  Years ago we had a mare who wouldn't eat the capsules, so we took the powder out and put in TCS.  It stuck and she gobbled it up.  I think they are all different, but it will be much easier if you can get them to eat it wihout having to syringe it in. 
Linda in Southern Illinois 2002
Woodrow, Tru, and Dirty


2nd opinion x rays

LJ Friedman
 

Does dr dobson still offer 2nd opinion x rays?  contact info?  thanks...email etc
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LJ Friedman San Diego nov 2014

 

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/LJ%20and%20Jesse

 

 


Re: Pergolide - How to get horse to eat it

Sherry Morse
 

Hi Susan,

This topic really belongs on the main group so I'm going to repost it for you there.

Thanks,
Sherry and Scarlet

EC Primary Response

PA 2014

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Sherry%20and%20Scarlet/Scarlet%20Case%20History.doc


Re: Pergolide - How to get horse to eat it

Helen Temps
 

I’m not sure it has anything to do with taste.  Many of us have struggled with this problem in the beginning, I had to change the delivery every 3-7 days with my mare.  After a year and the last increase, she now gobbles up her pill right in her LMF with all her supplements for some reason.  Until the last increase she wouldn’t eat flax in any form and minerals were a struggle.  I’m guessing the disease is now correct.   Hang in there, it will get easier!


Pergolide - How to get horse to eat it

thelittlebarnonwhiteoakfarm@...
 

I'm new to using Pergolide as my mini horse was just recently diagnosed.  I've been using compounded capsules which I read held it's potency the longest.  I started with a 0.25 mg pergolide capsule for 4 days.  I put the capsule in a grape and she ate it for about the first 3 days.  But she got wise to the capsule being in the grape and then wouldn't take it.  So I decided to take the capsule apart and put the powder in a mixture of
water and a safe apple/banana flavoring and syringing it in her mouth.   But now that I'm up to giving her 0.75 mg a day she can taste the powder too much and struggles with me.  The goal is to get her up to 1mg of Pergolide daily.    Does Pergolide (not Pracend)  come in a small pill form?  Can anyone share with me how they deliver the Pergolide encapsulated powder to their horse? 
Thank you.
Susan and Colleen in CT
7-2012
Sorry I don't know the links to my history or photos.


Re: American Farrier article considering the mustang roll

merton.emily@...
 

I find it impossible to come to any conclusions as a reader because this just seems to be an interview with Brian Hampson about his study.  No methods, results, discussion.  I'm unable to find the published study anywhere.  Anyone else have any luck?

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- Emily
September 2017, Hawthorne, FL
Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Emily%20and%20Marianne  .
Marianne Photos: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=10033 .


Re: American Farrier article considering the mustang roll

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

I wonder if these horses were barefoot when they started. Also curious how they were managed over that year.

Personally, I wasn't satisfied with any of the trims but it doesn't state if they were pictures immediately after or at six weeks. Six weeks is too long IMO if you are trying to change the foot.

Anyway, all changes were relatively minor. They refer to the mustang roll as "detrimental" but don't explain how or why it was detrimental other than they didn't like it.
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Dr. K


Re: American Farrier article considering the mustang roll

Melanie Christensen
 


Re: American Farrier article considering the mustang roll

Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Melanie,

What specific article are you referring to? Can you provide the link?

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Lavinia

Moderator/ECIR Support


American Farrier article considering the mustang roll

Melanie Christensen
 

Hello,

I know this article is long and technical,  and from what I understand they used horses with no morphology,  and have considered the barefoot way, mustang roll, "toe dubbing", to be detrimental to the equine hoof.

What I also take away in my own opinion is that my horses are not the "normal" equine hoof.   So does this article miss the point in that laminitic horses need to be trimmed differently?    There is one small point made to laminitis:  "Distal phalanx, lamella zone thickness and extensor distance. “The length of the distal phalanx doesn’t change in a mature age horse. The lamella zone thickness from the hoof wall out to the outer hoof wall; that doesn’t change in a mature age horse as well from over a 12-month period, unless there’s been a laminitic event. The extensor or the sinker distance shouldn’t change either unless there’s some sort of pathology."

I'm just curious if anyone has opinions that a "normal" horse foot does not benefit from barefoot trimming.

Thank you,
Melanie Christensen

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