I was hoping you would stop in and critique Elana! I'm new but have been reading/lurking for a while and love your informative crit's. My current farrier has taken alot of the flare off so far but has NOT done alot to balance him...I'm in the process of networking to find a better draft/draft cross trimmer. He's always tender after trimming and it shouldn't be that way. He does seem to do well trimming my TB and Arab however...not sure why he treats the draft differently than them but anyhow..
The pics don't do justice to how heavy he is! He is heavy on the forehand and a very slow, clumpy drafty mover. Really has to be pushed to canter but he does have the nicest trot. In the one picture you can see the tiny jumps that were set up from when I was working out my TB mare....he just trampled right over them LOL. It would take alot of work to get him to pick his feet up enough to effectively go over a small crossrail which is why he's the fiancee/beginner friend/playing around trail riding mount for now! He'd do nice in w/t english classes for a beginner.