04-22-2012, 10:05 PM
| || | Best friend& her family know nothing about horses!
My best friend's sister has had horses all her life, but when she went off to college the horse moved in with my best friend and her family. They know the very basics, feeding, fencing. But are absolutely clueless when it comes to everything else. They believe ANYTHING a 'horse person' tells them(GULLIBLE!) I have been bugging them to get their mares hooves done for months and finally she got them done today. I called to ask if she had gotten her hooves done and my best friend (who I love dearly) replies" Yep, and the farrier said she won't need them done for a year! Isn't that great!" I tried to tell her she needs them done every 8 weeks and she wouldn't listen to a thing I said. This horse only gets ridden about once every two weeks, when I have time to go exercise her so her hooves don't get worn down at all. How do I get them to understand that she needs them don't every 8 weeks without offending them?