Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
• Horses: 0
This farrier does about 60 horses at the barn, including mine. A few people have their own farriers , but they just stop coming after a while.
He has my horse shod real nice in aluminums, but I'm the biggest thorn in his side. And he knows that I know quite a bit. He's in his 60's. I don't think he likes women with princess horses.
The more I read here the madder I get. I just don't understand people, or maybe I do, that just assume that he's right about the horse's poor quality hooves.
However, I have to be careful in what I say around there. Especially since I've decided to go to farrier school in September, for 2 weeks first, that's all about assessing and trimming, and how to nail on a simple shoe. After September, I will be a bona fide trimmer. I can trim now, and I've obsessed over anything I can read about hooves (like you all, LOL). Now I'll go to 2 weeks of horse shoe school and pass a course on trimming. And go back when I can to do more. Maybe.
So I've talked to these two friends, and got them professional advice from a farrier I know in another state. I printed it out. I took pics of the hooves. I did it all without mentioning the farrier.
The other thing is that the farrier there, the trainer and the owner are not about to say anything negative about the farrier because he's cheap.
I'm sure the woman has an understanding of what's wrong. But she likes the "poor me" thing too.