Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
well speaking of farriers I had one out today.....he's good but i'll check his work tomorrow
I think it's important that every owner meets their farrier and watches what he does, the are farriers out there that aren't so flash on the horsemanship skills and could do something to your horse that you don't approve of.
I watch my farriers do their work and I tell them the history of the horse and what I do with them work wise. I pre warn the farrier if there's a certain issue that needs attending or fixed or if my horses feet need alot of correction. They are well and truely informed. I had had bad farriers that cut too short, leave my young horse flat footed with under run heels, his horsemanship skills where BAD!!! He wanted to put a chain under the lip of my friends horse so he didn't play up!!! My friends told him that he's not here to sort out her horses behaviour she will do it and the horse will listen. Never used him again.
It's unexceptable for ur horse to be left for 12 weks with cracked long feet!!! You would only need to look at them and see that they need doing. I sounds like he was running behind time and didn't want to do the horses feet. As for the shoeing issue, he should have notice that the old shoes where in a way to stop a horse over reaching then do the same, but if mot the first time surely the second. You need to go out and talk to this farrier and watch his work and ask questions.
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