Themacpack, I feel your pain! Indiana is certainly short on skilled farriers - though the crap ones are a dime a dozen. After having been through several, right now I'm using a local amish guy to do 'touch ups' every 10 weeks, while I am learning how to do it myself. I work on them every week, doing a little bit at a time and seeing how they move, and keeping a journal with photos. My horses go barefoot, so that's no doubt a big part of why I have run into quite a few crummy trim jobs - I think a lot of people just buy a set of tools and go out there with little or no experience. But even the last guy I had, which I got off the IFA website, has a good reputation, charged an arm and a leg, and Claymore had chunks breaking out off his quarters a week after the farrier trimmed him. Misty, who has NEVER had feet problems at all, started developing a flare from an overlong quarter as well! I've not been happy at all!
Last edited by Indyhorse; 04-24-2010 at 08:12 PM.