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    04-30-2012, 02:08 PM
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Using more than one farrier?

Hey guys, I've got a quick question...

I love the farrier I currently use. I've used him for seven years, and he does a wonderful job with my mare and gelding...

But I'm thinking about using a different farrier for my stallion. I just get this feeling that while my current farrier does wonderfully with my other two horses, my stallion's hooves have other needs that my farrier can't seem to address...

What are your opinions on using one farrier for two of my horses, but getting another one for my other horse?
     
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    04-30-2012, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Britt    
Hey guys, I've got a quick question...

I love the farrier I currently use. I've used him for seven years, and he does a wonderful job with my mare and gelding...

But I'm thinking about using a different farrier for my stallion. I just get this feeling that while my current farrier does wonderfully with my other two horses, my stallion's hooves have other needs that my farrier can't seem to address...

What are your opinions on using one farrier for two of my horses, but getting another one for my other horse?
Have you even discussed your concerns with your current farrier? That would be the place to start.
     
    04-30-2012, 02:50 PM
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I spoke with my current farrier when I first got my stallion. Jax had severely under-run hooves, long toes, bullnosed hooves, etc... After a few trims, he was looking a lot better, but the under-run heels weren't being addressed and the toes were still long.

My farrier is great at shoeing my mare, but even with my gelding (who I keep barefoot) I've noticed that his hooves just seem to look a bit off when he gets new trim... but with my mare, her hooves always look great after a trim (though she gets shoes, too)...

My horses are overdue at the moment for a trim due to me not having the money right now, but I know enough to keep the hooves moderately where they need to be until I can get a farrier out again...
     

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