So I'm considering taking a course in trimming feet-- not anything in depth, as I don't want to be a farrier professionally, I just want to be able to trim up my guys' hooves. I've always wanted to learn how to do a simple trim to save me and my family some money (my mom has over 15 ponies on her property and getting them all trimmed can be tough on her wallet!!)
The local farrier charges $35 per horse, and I get their feet trimmed roughly every 6 weeks.
The closest horseshoeing school is about 2 hours away. For a 2 day simple trim course, it's $250 plus equipment, and I bring my own horses.
I would, of course, call the local farrier if there was an emergency or something outside of just a trim, but I'm really looking to save money in the long run just by being able to trim their feet up. Any thoughts? Would it be worth dropping the money to take the classes? Anyone else do this? Just looking for some honest opinions.