I'm learning to be a farrier. I'm only 17 but a local farrier is going to take me on as an apprentice when I graduate. I actually taught myself from reading books and youtube videos after our farrier retired. I then spent about 10 months trying to other locals and was unhappy. One guy was very rough, he didn't ask for the hoof, he just yanked it up and unbalanced my senior gelding to the point he fell over. Another lamed three of my five horses. Another came out once, and wouldn't answer his phone after. So I decided to learn myself. My vet thinks I'm doing pretty good. He says since Harley was limping badly after the previous farrier cut him wrong, and he is now back to riding 5 mile trail rides several times a week I'm doing something right.
This is my second attempt at trimming. So critique away.
Harley is a 9 year old Paint who toes in quite badly. I'll get better pics tomorrow. A storm was blowing in so I only took a few quick ones from above.