The original farrier still hasn't called me back.. Yeah about the payment, he better come back and do it for free otherwise I'm complaining to his major clients.
Solon, it's not going to hurt me to know what to look for. I won't attempt to do anything myself until I know everything and anything there is to know about trimming extra... I know a good friend of mine who learned from videos, books and the internet and her horses feet are amazing. Better than a farrier if I do say so myself. It's also helpful because shes had the horse for 5+ years and knows what it needs.