Advice on trim routine
My gelding has amazing feet. He’s always been barefoot and maintains his hooves very well. So well in fact that I regularly skip a trim cycle because the farrier doesn’t have anything to take off when he comes! Because of that I always let him go an extra cycle before calling the farrier out. But even then, when the farrier comes, it takes him less than 5 minutes to do a full trim and he almost always sticks with his rasp to just shave the uneven wear. As a struggling college student, paying $45 for a trim that takes 5 minutes is almost painful! Would it be completely absurd of me to buy a rasp and do it myself? I’m not saying completely cut out the farrier (I would never do that) but maybe just to bypass and extra one or two cycles until he actually needs a trim. Mind you, I am a college student who is majoring in equine studies and has seen hundreds of trims done before. What do you think?