Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches
THANKS! Trinity! Thanks for the mark up. This farrier cleaned them up after these pics. Honestly, I'm glad he'll do them. I like learning about trimming. But actually doing it-I'd rather not. There's times when I had to. And it's wise to know how. It will be interesting to post pics next time and talk about what this farrier is doing. : )
When I was forced to do my own mare's - I grumbled for the better part of the first 5-6 months, I felt like a complete "imposter", worried that I was doing more harm than good. My farrier and friend initially gave me a "lesson" on her own horse and kept telling me "you can do it", and gave me the items to "get started". I felt like I'd been thrown to the wolves, really. No matter what training materials I read/watched, I still wished someone else could do them (my mare goes from compliant at liberty for me, to "get lost, you!" for any farrier, yet is great for the vet
, go figure). Then, one day I it was like, "am I actually enjoying this? No, can't be, banish the thought!" B/c I am so slow
at it, and her feet are hard as steel, if I get really busy I'll feel "overwhelmed" trying to keep up and return to wishing someone else could do it.
So, hang in there!!
Btw, I still feel like an imposter...but thanks for the compliment, that was nice of you to say!