06-28-2011, 10:56 AM
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For the supplies, tack stores usually carry some stuff. There's a very good beginner trim kit that has the rasp, nippers, pullers, clincher,and hammer you can buy from countrysupply.com/horse.com for fairly cheap. Only problem we had with that set is the nippers aren't very strong. Hubby broke the handle after having it a few months but we use the rasp mainly anyway.
There are a lot of books out there, one I have and recommend is "Horse Hoof Care" by Cherry Hill. It's a good step by step guide. Me and my husband do our's and he's thinking about going to the Oklahoma Farrier school and doing it professionally. We've been asked to trim other people's horses and we do, but we aren't skilled enough to do shoeing and there aren't any other farriers around we could learn from either. We've been trying to find a good farrier to put shoes on.