Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Four Seasons climate
I think our horses picked our farrier. They responded sooo much better to him than any other farrier we had before. They never showed any soreness afterwards. When our horse, Twister, got hurt in his front shoulder we thought it might be in his hoof. We had the farrier out and he said it was in the shoulder, not the hoof. We had 3 seperate vets (in 3 different counties) look at him. When they found out who our farrier was, they all asked what he thought it would be and if he had any suggestions. Once they found out he said it was not in the hoof, they never mentioned the hoof again. (It came back as muscle atrophy/nerve damage). I think word of mouth from other horse owners and vets would be able to tell who the good farriers are.
If it's worth keeping, it's worth taking care of.