I see it very commonly on this forum - People who are learning to do their own hoof trimming and have questions, and will ask one here and one there. You'll see tips on a person's first trim, and photos and angles - And while all of that is dandy, it would be nice to have some good info for someone who is wanting to learn and has no idea where to start! (at least I didn't find one in my quick searching)
So. I am one of these people. I would love to some day learn to trim on my own, and ideally take a class on it some day but I don't think they offer those here. I'm hoping maybe the farrier that does Clementine's hooves could help me out. It would save quite a bit of money to do my own trims unless there's a major issue that needs a farrier.
Before we start, I know that trimming is serious business. If you do it wrong, you can seriously screw things up. I would never even start trimming without a farrier present to make sure I'm doing it right the first few times at least, and I plan to read up and watch as much as I can before even THINKING about trying - and everyone else should, too! I'd much rather read up as much as I can, watch videos, watch my farrier and have him explain what he's doing to me, and be supervised and whatnot before giving it a shot.
For someone who has never trimmed before? What's a good place to start looking? What are some good websites, some good videos to watch? How did you learn to trim, and is there a good person online to learn from? Tips of the trade? Anything, really! I'd love to learn as much as I can before talking to the farrier!