Originally Posted by horsenaround123 View Post
and you can't actually trim hooves too short.
Wow, ditto it's time for a new farrier, and to whap this one alongside the head with his own rasp.
Please read my post #4 on this thread. https://www.horseforum.com/hoof-care/...d-mare-135135/
While my story is an extreme as to what a short hoof can cause, I am reading more and more about horses being sore right after a trim. My story is an example of what can happen if the horse continues to be cut too short.
The solution is to leave the hooves just a tad longer and schedule the trims a week earlier.
I am sorry but a horse should NEVER be sore right after trim.
My story, sadly, is real. To-date I have around $1,500 tied up in this horse for the vet visit, ultrasounds, x-rays and on-going medical supplies. Then there's the hours of time expended to re-do his wraps and boot him every day. I have three other horses that get neglected because I am wore out by the time I get this guy tended to - and he's a piece of cake to work with every day.
It's a good thing I am done hard trail riding because he will never be able to be used for much more than taking my niece on a 15 minute hack when she comes to visit --- IF he will ever be able to do that.
Please try to find someone smarter; you may have to call your vet and ask for recommendations but your current farrier is pretty much worthless.
I think my new mission statement has gone from raising awareness of metabolic issues to raising awareness of farriers & trimmers that have no business being in the profession.