Thanks Kevin. I am definitely getting a new farrier. I am glad to know I can ride him a little. He is a trail horse, so it doesn't do him any favors to let him stand around. He is used to working hard and he likes it.
Thanks for the link AlmostThere, I definitely need to learn the difference between a good trim and a bad one.
I sure am hoping that you guys will be willing to evaluate his new trim when I get it though. It will have to be trial and error. I want him to have a good trim all the way around and good front shoes that stay on.