Originally Posted by smrobs
Glad that he's feeling better!
Can I just say...I love your farrier! He sounds like he's truly only interested in what's best for your horse. Keep him around
With as horrible as his feet have been for a long time, you can expect him to be a bit sore for a little while. I'd give him at least
a couple weeks to see if they toughen up a bit more as they grow out.
Smrobs, me too girl! I really loved the way he trimmed when I found him last summer when my old farrier wasn't working out. But what the sealed the deal for me on him was one day I paid him early because I didn't think I would be out there when he trimmed Drifter's feet. Well it turned out I was able to make it so I was there that day and Drifter was supposed to be getting shoes back on. He looked at Drifter's feet and then looked at me really seriously (i had been having major issues with Drift) and said "I cannot feel okay about putting shoes on this horse. He has to go barefoot for a while. There is nothing to put shoes on to, and his hooves need to strengthen up". He then walked to his truck and wrote me a check for the difference between shoes and just a trim right then and there! I was totally floored
He also came out once a week to check on him, no charge to me! I had to force him to take gas money. He is seriously very awesome and was a blessing to find! I trust him completely and he will always talk me through what he's doing and why if he changes something up.
Loosie- actually talked to him on the phone today and he said to move him into a paddock with a little easier footing. He mentioned that pads were an option if he is really sore still when he comes out on Thursday. He was moving much better tonight though in the paddock so I think he just needs some time to transition to being barefoot on rocks. Already could see a big difference in him tonight so that's a positive.
Poor little dude. I am so ready to be over this hurdle!