By Kim Lemmon
Several times a year, two area farriers visit my house to trim the horses’ hooves. The guys do maintain separate businesses but on days that they travel to big barns, they often work together to complete the day’s work more efficiently.
When a visit is scheduled for my house, the two farriers, Jonathan and David, often work on my horses together. I don’t think it is because I have a lot of work for them but mostly because neither of them wants the “pleasure” of trimming all my mini horses’ feet. Minis can be kind of temperamental about hoof trimming. Jonathan says it is because it is uncomfortable for the horse and the farrier since so much bending and stretching is required by both parties due to the fact that the minis are so low to the ground.
David drew the short straw and was nominated to trim the hooves on both of my new horses.… Continue readingRead More »