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post #1 of 23 Old 08-26-2014, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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How Long to Wait after Farrier

The Farrier is coming out to give Roman a trim on Thursday. I think it's supposed to be rainy but I was wondering if it doesn't rain if I should go riding on Friday, or wait until Sunday/Monday because we might be busy Saturday night and I ride in the evenings. Roman is barefoot and basically just gets a trim. So how long should I wait to ride?

How long do you usually wait after a Farrier visit to ride your horse?
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post #2 of 23 Old 08-26-2014, 09:30 PM
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There is no waiting time required after a trim, none at all.
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post #3 of 23 Old 08-26-2014, 09:38 PM
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I second the no waiting period!
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post #4 of 23 Old 08-26-2014, 09:49 PM
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If your horse is sore after a trim and requires a wait time then you need to think about switching farriers! Horse should feel BETTER and move out BETTER after a trim! So have fun!
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post #5 of 23 Old 08-26-2014, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks! I just thought that after you got your horse's feet done you should let him rest for a while to get used to it or whatever. LOL. I don't think Roman is ever sore after a trim but I never go riding right after one either.
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post #6 of 23 Old 08-26-2014, 10:51 PM
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I wait until the farrier leaves, because it would be rude to interrupt our girl talks to go ride.
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post #7 of 23 Old 08-27-2014, 12:51 AM
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Wait until you've assessed the job & pay the farrier - probably polite to wait until he leaves too!
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No waiting period here :)
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LOL, Dancing Arabian and loosie!!! Got me a good chuckle this morning!

At the very least wait until he puts down the last foot before leading off. But that's just me.
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post #10 of 23 Old 08-27-2014, 08:50 AM
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I have trimmed or put on a set of shoes and immediately went out to ride. As long as your horse isn't telling you he is sore... There is no need to wait.
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