At the place I used to keep Lacey, they'd trim once in the fall and then leave the horses until May when they'd trim them once. The horses got trimmed about 3 times a year, once in May, July, and September.
Personally, I thought it was really lazy of them. Lacey had so many issues with her feet after the year they did that to her (before I owned her owned her). They were all very flared and really long (long enough that Lacey would trip constantly). I can see where they were coming form since they had a bunch of horses and not a lot of money, but still. It caused way more problems than it solved, at least for Lacey. Now, a little over a year later, the issues that were created are mostly solved through regular trimming, but that was with a lot of work and getting her trimmed really often (like once every5 weeks).
Personally, I'd run away really fast. It's my opinion that since horses can't talk, we need to do everything as perfectly as possible for them since they can't tell us what they need, and that includes hoof trimming as often as needed, whether the horse is ridden or not. Just my 2 cents. :)
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.
Last edited by Wallaby; 12-29-2010 at 06:29 PM.