MIEventer, I actually have made some progress on shoeing alone. When I first got Puck, he was my first horse, so I didn't have a clue about much. I used a farrier who was recommended to me by someone else. It didn't look right to me, and after two close nails on separate occasions, and then an abcess, I switched to a more expensive guy. I noticed a difference the very first shoeing. He's coming out again next week, so I will talk to him about it and see if there's any further modifications he can make.
I'm going to see if I can get someone to videotape us or at least get some conformations pics posted tomorrow.