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        03-11-2009, 05:33 PM
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    Foal
    Exclamation Choosing a new ferrier HELP

    Anyone have any specific questions I should be asking potential new horseshoers? I don't even realize the difference in hot shoeing and not.....
         
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        03-11-2009, 05:54 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    When I was looking for my new farrier, I based it off of word of mouth. There are a ton of farriers in my area since there is a farrier school close by. I went with the farrier that everyone knew, everyone liked, and everyone trusted with their horses. Of course if you need a farrier that specializes in something, like corrective shoeing, then you have to do a little more research, but I think whether someone would recommend them is a big tell-all for me.
         
        03-11-2009, 06:03 PM
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    Foal
    My problem is there are so many and I do not have many freinds with horses
         
        03-11-2009, 06:35 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Call up vet offices, traning barns, etc.
    Call Sid at Erickson Veterinary he does all the vet/chiro work on our horses out here and we love him. He can point you in the right direction.
    Talk to the farrier. Ask him how long he has been working, what he specializes in, what the most difficult corrective shoeing he has done. Ask for references. I shamelessly called vets and training barns when I first moved here to find mine.


    Oh, and hot shoeing is when they use a forge. It's when you see the farrier put the shoe on and theres tons of steam and whatnot. Cold shoeing doesn't involve that. I'm sure theres more technical stuff going on, but I'm not a shoer.
         
        03-11-2009, 09:04 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Thank you. I know Sid and Janet personally and why I didn't think of that I can't tell ya. Good idea : )
         
        03-14-2009, 10:53 AM
      #6
    Trained
    Also ask about local barefoot trimmers.

    Word of mouth is a HUGE way to find someone and also be sure to just "talk" to potential farriers/trimmers. Is (s)he open to new information? Does (s)he listen to what the owner has to say? What kind of continual learning does (s)he do? Get references and visit them. Check out the his/her work.
         
        03-16-2009, 07:42 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    Arh I hate getting a new farrier! We had to get a new one when we moved. We don't need to shoe at the moment, just need their feet trimmed. When we were getting a new farrier we were looking at how good he/she was with my mare pennellipi more than anything. She is terrified of the farrier for some unknown reason (she was a rescue, she get nervous the minute he pulls up). Our last farrier was really good with her and her got to the point where she was no problem at all then we had to move. The first farrier we got out wasnt very good with her. He just didnt understand her and thought she was just an annoying misbehaved horse. He wouldnt go near her after her first freak out! Lol! But the second fariier we got understood her and was really patient with her. I was very happy with him! We found our new farrier though a friend with horses. So yea, just ask around, youll find your new farrier soon!
         

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