Originally Posted by spirit88
Just because you hire a profssional farreir doesnt mean their any good iv been through several. So hiring a so called professional isnt the be all end all awnswer. I know iv been there done that last so called professional left all my horses with under run heels and long toes. Sorry just because they have professional in front of their name it means NOTHING. I want to see their work if its good great their hired if not don't let the gate hit you in the Butt,on the way out.
If I could find a good barefoot farrier in the area id hire him right now, but I did find a so called professional farrier about 10 years ago that came to trim a rescue horse and he totally messed up(I tried to find him later but couldnt), I didnt know til it was to late. I should have gotten references but I was 12 and the horse was in bad shape(also severly starved and food aggressive). She ended up going completly lame, we saw a vet and he said something about her cannon bone, im going to have to get the record out because I can't completly remember what was wrong with it, the vet said it could be fixed but it would be a lot of money and the horse was to wild and aggressive from two teenage boys who decided to break her the hard way. So we put her down(Also suggested by two trainers I took her to, she was unpredictable and attacked if you turned your back on her, she also broke my ribs when I was shutting a gate once). I paid those boys 500(they said that they couldnt afford to feed her but I knew better their parents owned a construction company) for that horse and I havent bought a horse since then all my other horses were free. If only I had her longer before she was hurt, she might have been a better horse and we could have fixed the problem. It was my first rescue, and I failed miserably, but since have rescued 5 wonderful horses.