Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
I've been trimming our mares for 5+ years after our old farrier convinced me that I could do it myself. Books and DVDs are fine, but nothing replaces seeing it being done by a professional, being able to ask questions, and having one check your work and give you tips while you're learning. Around here, the farriers seem more than happy to help you learn.
It's not hard, but it is work and will make your back sore until you get used to it.
I like doing it because you learn a lot about how your horse's hooves grow and wear, and I can trim them each mare on their own schedule.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.