Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fraser Valley, BC
I think it's so important for horse people to understand feet. I think of it as not knowing how to put air in your car tires.
I do all of my own horses at least every 4 weeks, and have my faithful, well respected farrier come in every 4-5 months to check on my work. It works out very well and it's a bit easier on my pocket book!
Ask your farrier lots of questions...most of them love to explain things. The only time that I have found a farrier that didn't want to answer questions, they turned out incredibly insecure about what they were doing and COULD NOT answer simple questions. Personally, I feel that if they cannot answer your questions...they shouldn't be doing the job.