So, long story short I adopted a mustang colt last October and I've been steadily bringing him along since. He hasn't had his feet trimmed since I've had him, but I've been working diligently on handling his feet and we're finally getting to the point that I think a farrier should be able to work productively with him.
That said, I'm not sure how to go about finding a skilled farrier that will be willing to work with him given that he's never been trimmed before. The BO where my horse is kept has a farrier who comes out to trim and shoe all of her horses and most of the boarded horses. She seems happy with him, but I don't know if I should just go with what's easiest and what everyone else is doing or if I should be more selective.
One thing that makes me question this farrier is the fact that every time he trims one of the mares, she's too lame to be ridden for two to three days afterwards. Is this a poor reflection on the farrier, or is it more so just the way that the mare is? She's the only one that seems to have this problem. All the other horses seem to stay sound after trimming.
I've found one farrier who's been advertising in the local classifieds. His website is here: Farrier service Washington - About Us
There's also this lady: Christina Cline
Any opinions on these from what you can read/see?