Hi all! I have a question. Do any of you trim your own horses hooves? I've been reading a lot. Different threads, suggested websites, and whatnot. You know, stalking the site. :) I'm interested in maybe learning how to trim my own horse's feet. More so that he can get trims as soon as needed and that they stay in good condition all the time. And, of course, to obtain a goal and track progress.
I'm not saying that it is anything like it, but I am a dog groomer and do well with learning new skills. Seems like something right up my ally. I kind of obsess over information like this. At the very least, just learning to do a little upkeep between regular trims. Defiantly not something I'd jump into. Just curious as to what people think. Why or why do you not do your own horses hooves?
My main issue is we have moved quite a lot since my husband is in the military. I just recently used a new farrier. He has been working at my current barn for about 30 years. Trim looked nice but he was a bit sore after. He is better now, but that is the first time I've had to deal with that. I felt bad. The farrier I had before I really liked. He only comes out about every 7 weeks and last time my horse hadn't even reached the 6 week mark and his hooves were flaring, cracked, and damaged.