Got to agree with what Kevin is..implying, haha
No matter how much you read and how much you learn about it, absolutely do not trim your own horse's feet. Do not trust any farrier/website/etc that tells you you can, because there are reasons that people go to school to be farriers. It's not something anyone can just learn, otherwise we all would have done so a long time ago. Not even taking a short course for it is enough. You would have to go to school for years to learn how to do it properly..otherwise you can REALLY mess things up.
Always remember: no hoof, no horse. You don't want to take any chances with this.
But I agree with pretty much everything else said above. A new barefoot farrier would be superb.
Good luck! =)
Last edited by rocky pony; 03-19-2010 at 12:50 AM.