mad at the farrier, should I be?
Ok so the BO said my horse needed his hooves trimmed...apparently they did but I didn't know because I thought they only needed done every 6 weeks and it hasn't been 6 weeks yet...but whatever. Anyway, I rode wednesday, she said the farrier was coming out so she'd have him do mine's hooves while he was there (he's done them before), I go out friday and get him out of the pasture and he's about falling over himself! My heart about jumped out of my throat watching him walk, I couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. I thought maybe he had gone blind, he was stepping real high with his front legs, but then he wasn't walking straight either, I thought 'jeezus he's got a neurological problem!' Well, there was another woman at the barn who saw how he was walking and said 'are his feet sore?' I don't know, I couldn't very well ask him. But he was ok on the grass between the pasture and the barn. But once in the aisle, he was walking weird again. She said his feet were sore, that probably something the farrier had done had made his feet hurt. Sure enough, on soft ground he was ok but the compacted dirt and the hard aisle he was limping and refusing to move foward and such. So I'm wondering, should I be mad? Is this a common thing? Would there have been a reason for him to 'over trim' his hooves and it be unavoidable that he was sore?