Get a good farrier who has lots of schooling behind him and has an excellent reputation. Too many trimmers are week end wonders-a 3 hr course and they're in business. The farrier won't shoe the horse unless he feels they are warranted and may do only the fronts. A good farrier knows and understands how all the parts of the leg and hoof interplay as well as most vets.
Saddlebag, I have had a few consults with different farriers. I am scared now of who to choose because the woman I used before came recommended, and seemed like she did a good job. I didn't understand how much her digging at his bars affected him, and the subtle imbalances (none of my consults, nor the vet, could tell any imbalances from looking. They can only tell from xrays) Posted via Mobile Device