This is where she studied if anyone is curious: IAEP, Inc. - Education in the Farrier Sciences, Holistic Hoof Care
I am in the exactly same boat! I love my former farrier - except he never managed to get the long toes and underrun heels under control. In fact, things deteriorated over the yearsWell, I told my former trimmer that the new person will be taking over. I feel absolutely horrible because she has been so kind and generous with advice over the years. But it's clear to me that my horses have chronic issues that are not getting resolved. Continuing to do what we always did isn't fixing anything, so I decided to take the leap. I hope I don't regret it.