Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
I can trim, but prefer to let the farrier do it, I don't think god made me to contort myself into that possition :p
My farrier is amazing, we had a gelding that came to us with the worst crack i've ever seen, right up to the coronet band. 8 months and we have about 1/2" left to grow out. They are mostly barefoot. He always shows, and is so patient. All our horses are on flax, and we work to have them well behaved.
I agree that there are no set angles that are suitable, but trimming should be based on the horses individual feet and conformation.