I had the farrier trim my gelding yesterday while he was at the barn. He commented on the fact that his feet looked good and didn't really need a trim. However, according to the previous owner, it had been 12 weeks since his last trim, so I didn't want to let them go any longer. Though I do feel it is a bit of a waste to pay the farrier $35 to take like a quarter of an inch off. Should I let him go until he really needs a trim, or keep him on a regular 8 week schedule? He has a small (less than an inch) crack in one toe, but the farrier said it doesn't look like it will spread and should just grow out.
What do you guys think?