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post #11 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by rallen9491 View Post
For the past several months after everytime my horses (we have 18) are trimmed at least 5 or them (sometimes a few more) are very sore when they walk for a few days after the trimming. They are trimmed ever 6-8 weeks by routine. Its usually always the same horses who are acting sore. Does this mean my farrier is trimming them too short? Or could it be something else? I have asked him in the past to not trim them so short, especially their heels but he did the "I am the one who went to farrier school, not you" gig. Is it normal for horses to be sore after trimming for a few days?

Horses should not be sore after they are trimmed, and farriers should always be open to questions instead of being arrogant and rude.

If I told my farrier that one of my horses was sore after he got trimmed, we'd certainly be looking into WHY it happened and what we need to do differently for that particular horse. (Granted .... my horses don't get sore after they are trimmed because he does a great job and always answers all my crazy questions.)
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 11:20 AM
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Yeah, this isn't normal... I've never had a horse that was sore after a trim. ._.

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post #13 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Patty Stiller View Post
The OP did say the they spoke to the farrier about it and he blew them off.
Yes, he blew her off with "I'm the one who went to Farrier school". A professional would have discussed the problem and investigated. Right?
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post #14 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 07:41 PM
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Agree with you Patty. Mainly just giving 'benefit of doubt' as we only have this little info to go on.

6 8 weeks is about right for most horses who are getting trimmed adequately in the first place, and/or who have the environment to self trim some
Agreed. But IME that is frequently too long for horses with hoof problems & those who aren't in such a productive environment.

OP said she'd asked the farrier not to trim the heels so short, so it's possible it was what/how she asked that caused the 'blow off'. Again, just benefit of doubt.

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post #15 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 07:58 PM
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So grateful for a farrier who cares as much for my horses as if they were his own! He goes the extra mile to make sure any little problem he or I see is resolved/treated appropriately.... Your horses deserve better, and the "blowing off" of your concerns is extremely unprofessional! I would ask all other horse owners in your area for a good, solid reference for a farrier who can do his job correctly, and cares - when contact is made, good service given, call the other to inform him you'll no longer need him :)
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post #16 of 16 Old 10-31-2013, 08:07 PM
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I kept having the same issue and asked my Farrier not to take off the sole and he wouldn't listen so I switched and now I don't have that problem
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