I have a question to ask about my horses shoeing and wondered if anyone could help me. I have recently purchased a horse and I know the guy that did his feet previously. I am very lucky in that he is happy to keep to doing his feet and seemingly free of charge (he has only done them once so far and didnt mention money so I will probably just get him a gift to say thanks). He taught himself to shoe horses and has been doing it for a long time and seems to do a good job although I know very little about shoeing . He did his feet yesterday, he is only shod on his front feet. When he was putting one of the shoes back on he hammered a nail in that looked to me like it came out quite high through the top of the hoof and it started bleeding. He said that it was probably a stone bruise but as the blood was very red and he pulled that nail out and put a new one through in a different place. Is this what happens with stone bruises or would it be a case of the nail being placed too far back from the edge of the hoof? If not a stone bruise then is it a common mistake farriers can make? He seems fine on that leg today but I wondered if I would be safer to use a trained farrier, it is great that I don't have to pay (except for any new shoes as I wouldnt expect him to pay for those). I really don't want to come across as ungrateful as I very much appreciate him taking the time to come and do it free of charge but I want my horse to have the best hooves possible. Any information anyone can offer would be much appreciated. I can add some photos of his newly shod hooves if that would help?