Well the day after the shoeing at the trainers, we were supposed to go out and ride, but the trainer canceled on us. It was another week before we went out so the nails would not have looked shiny and new. I am very ashamed to say that I did not look at his feet and make sure that he had been shoed. I know it was foolish. The new farrier came out to the barn and shoed 6 horses. He had nothing negative to say about the other 4 he shoed. With my horse we didn't tell him anything about him. Also, with my sisters, when he was shoeing him, at first while my sisters horse had his shoes on, he said he could have been done in July...once he pulled the shoe, he said no way. He cut a huge amount of shoe off (which I still have my horses) and that really makes me think they weren't done while they were away. What the farrier meant when he said my horse should be shoed every 6-8 weeks is that I should not go over that time...even when he doesn't really appear to need them. My horse holds shoes well and doesn't have particularly fast growing feet so there have been times that he has gone more like 9 or 10. It's not because I don't care though...it's because his feet just look so good.