So since I've switched farriers I've been comparing how differently the two have trimmed. My old farrier (who is a bit older himself as in his ways) use to always nip the toes, then rasp and 'clean up' the frog. My new farrier doesn't touch the frog at all. Or, atleast he hasn't yet and I've used him a total of 3 times so far. He uses the nippers but from what I've seen its only been on the fronts and he doesn't take off alot. Then he rasps and that's that. He doesn't nip the back hooves just rasps them.
Also, on my mare he'll clean up her front feet then apply the shoes and rasp around the shoe to kinda clean up the excess hoof that may hang over a tad, maybe? I'm not sure.
Ill have to get pictures of befores and afters when he comes again in 2 weeks.
Is it just a matter of preference? I love how my current farrier does my guys feet but I know next to nothing on farriery and the 'propers'...so to speak. I never had an issue with my last farrier and The only reason I switched farriers was because every had told me that my geldings feet didnt look like they were being trimmed right because he's got big ol' pancake feet. So I switched farriers and my new one told me they didn't even look bad
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