Today I finally spent 5 hours with my farrier and helped shoe two of my horses and did two back feet totally by myself, my other horse, I did all the nailing, and shaping of the shoes, and clinches, my farrier helped out a lot though. He pulled the old shoes, I already know how to do that, prep the hoof, pretty straightforward, then showed me where to bang the shoe shape it, that's a little more difficult. Many trips from the hoof to the anvil. Actually it's the most difficult! The nailing and the clinching are the easiest part. I think a few more times under his guidance and I might be able to shoe my horses myself. Only one tiny slip and a small blood blister on my thumb.