Originally Posted by goldilockz
That is the last thing I would recommend. An inexperienced horse owner can seriously injure their horse by trying to trim their horse's hooves themselves. JMO.
Not if they research a lot of the information that is available. I have to say that many do learn to trim their own horses due to the lack of farriers willing to do a good barefoot trim.. I doubt that is because they don't want to do the best job they can, but rather that they learned differently. Often the "farriers" available are not of the highest caliber. I've seen plenty of crappy trim and shoe jobs buy people we feel should know their job. Finding a good qualified hoof care person, whether they shoe or bf trim, is not a simple feat and studying hoof care is a great thing for horse people to do, whether they trim their own or not.