Need help speaking to farrier/trimmer
I like my farrier. He is a great guy, my horses like him, they've never taken a lame step. He comes out when I call, he will come out in an emergency, and he has even come over when my husband accidentally freed our horses while I was at work and helped him round them up. He is a country boy, and, really, it is hard to understand him sometimes, but he really cares and loves horses. That all being said, I feel like my mare's heels are a little high. I don't want to tell him how to do his job, because he's been a farrier probably since right around the time he could walk, so he knows much more than I do about horses and horses feet. But I just feel like her heels need to come down a bit. I don't know if he's been keeping up with "Farrier Times" or whatever science journals about hooves ... my initial thought is most likely not and maybe he doesn't know of the 'mustang roll' and more barefoot techniques. I don't think he's much of a reader, though, and I would feel incredibly stupid handing him a video. I feel like an idiot trying to bring this up, because I don't want to seem ungrateful or questioning. But her heels seem high to me, and I want to fit her for Renegade boots, and I think she needs a lower heel.
So ... what do I say that is nice, not sounding stupid and/or condescending?