New Farrier, Confuzing Me???
Well I've had the same farrier for about 3 years with Caliber. So excuse me lol for not be up to date on the new farriers. My old farrier retired due to age and just can't trim any more. I did pick up a new one pretty shortly In time, and his clients seem to like him. Nice, charming, friendly does a good Ok job :). Anyways, I explained to him I do compete In jumping, so I said I wanted him shod on all 4. He looked over his feet and told me It was a waste of money??? I compete a few times a month, and I do Eventing. Since when do you not shoe, I don't understand, why Is he saying this? Does anybody have a jumper that Isn't shod at all. He didn't even suggest only front shoes, he just flat out said his feet are heavy and don't need them. Ok, sorry but In the years I've been with Caliber he's been shod because his feet are NOT. Not only that, Isn't It strange a farrier tells me not to shoe him, In the fact of which loosing a lot of money saying so? I'd be really upset If I don't shoe him, and this week-end his feet start cracking or chipping. Right now we school around 4ft, and he Is worked pretty roughly through-out the week. A good 5 days a week, and when I'm not working him, the stable lounges him 30mins a day for exercise. I'm going to look this up! I'm blown away, I was just looking at him with a stupid nod and like "Alright" lol. Do Thoroughbred have heavy, sound hoof walls? I know for a fact they never keep shoes off a race horse (not that he ever raced), but I know know just a on topic kind of question for concern. If I don't shoe him and keep his boots on, would he be ok? Or should I demand he get his butt out here before Sunday and shoe him all 4?? :/