Looking for barefoot trimmer (or farrier that can do good barefoot trim) (NoVA)
I have a new 4 year old OTTB and I'd like to keep her barefoot at least until next year so that the somewhat funky hooves she arrived with can grow out. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good barefoot trimmer, or a farrier that can do a good barefoot trim, and will come to Western Loudoun County, VA?
I'm not in the area, but just a general comment about the barefoot thing...You might consider a good farrier - that way you have someone who can do a great job with your horse while barefoot, but has the skill and tools to put shoes on, if needed. My personal preference is to have someone who can do a good job on a trim, but who has enough knowledge and skill to do a good shoeing job, if needed. I wouldn't want to limit myself to someone who won't/can't put on shoes...So, how about just getting a good farrier? Is the person you are using now not working out?