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.)