Before choosing a farrier, make sure he or she has the professional knowledge to do the job. Check references, investigate education/training and ask about professional association membership.
- How does the potential farrier treat clients?
- Does the farrier always arrive on the day and time scheduled?
- Will the farrier treat you and your horse with respect and consideration?
- Is the farrier willing to answer your questions and share knowledge so you’re aware of problems as they occur?
- Will the farrier keep shoeing/trimming records on your horse?
- Will the farrier discuss approaches to horse handling techniques?
Taking the time to choose the right farrier will ensure a beneficial relationship for you and your horse.
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