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  • Farriers Lexington ky

    So I just found out that my farrier, who does GREAT work at a very reasonable price, is moving across the country anyone have recommendations for a good farrier in Lexington KY??

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    Rood and Riddle should know some of the best up there in that area.Have you asked them ?

    Tamara
    Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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    • #3
      Dorothy Crowell has a great farrier. Eric Parrish, maybe. I don't quite remember the name
      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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      • #4
        When the farrier that I had used for a year and a half did a very bad trim and my horse went lame for two weeks, a friend suggested that I call Juan Carlos Sambrano.

        I believe that he used to work at Rood and Riddle as one of their farriers.

        He came out immediately to work on my horses' feet. She was sound two days after he shod her. Two weeks after he shod her, we placed 3rd at the Paul Frazer combined test at the KHP.

        When he came out this week to reset, he shod in front and left her barefoot behind.

        He also works for Kesmark (sp?) who does rehab on horses. Dr. Rocky Mason thinks quite highly of Juan Carlos, too. If you want his phone number, give me a pm?
        When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scubed View Post
          Dorothy Crowell has a great farrier. Eric Parrish, maybe. I don't quite remember the name
          Eric Parsons. He's super duper awesome. Not cheap, but he will do whatever's best for your horse. Never seen a horse he couldn't fix!

          I use Jesse Kleintop. He worked with Eric & Dr. Redden for several years before branching out on his own. A little less expensive than Eric, but still has plenty of experience with sporthorses. His wife events, too.

          PM for phone numbers. Both these farriers are great guys, do right for the horse, and willing to teach-- I've learned a ton from both of them!
          “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
          ? Albert Einstein

          ~AJ~

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          • #6
            I have recently started using Jerry Linker and have been very pleased with his work and the fact that he is very reasonably priced. PM for his phone number.
            www.rockhillfarm.net

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            • #7
              Eric's older brother, Doug Parsons, is most excellent as well

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Auburn View Post
                When the farrier that I had used for a year and a half did a very bad trim and my horse went lame for two weeks, a friend suggested that I call Juan Carlos Sambrano.
                I second Juan Carlos! He works on my daughter's horse and he does great work. He's also prompt, has a nice way with the horses and his prices are fair.
                A horse may be coaxed to drink, but a pencil must be lead.

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                • #9
                  Rob Spencer. Might not be the most reasonable, but does great work.
                  Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                  Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

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                  • #10
                    Tom Joyce is a qualified master farrier from Ireland. He is very good and very reasonable priced! He does stay very busy though!!

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                    • #11
                      I second Takeachance123's recommendation for Tom Joyce. He's a great guy and a very knowledgeable horseman and farrier. On top of being a Certified Master Farrier he was also a Grand Prix show jumper in former years.


                      His website:

                      http://www.kyfarrier.com/index.htm

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                      • #12
                        For a list of Farriers in your area, check out the American Farriers Association website : www.americanfarriers.org

                        Personal preference is for a Certified Journeyman Farrier and not just because my husband is one! Part of the requirements for this certification is to shoe a horse in a set amount of time with shoes on all four feet that are handmade from pieces of straight steel. This is not an easy task and requires many hours of practice. My thought is that if a farrier can do that, they will be able to fit my horse properly regardless of the type of shoe used.
                        Things happen for a reason...so when I reach over and smack you upside the head, just remember...you gave me a reason!

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                        • #13
                          Eric Parsons is wonderful!!!
                          He does my horse when ever I'm at Dorothy's.
                          -Chelsie
                          "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"

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                          • #14
                            While there are a couple of farriers mentioned here that I'm pretty sure couldn't nail a shoe on to the broad side of a barn in a suitable manner, Tom Joyce is bar none the best farrier in the Southeast (possibly in the world ;-)). He is very prompt to return calls and will rush to his clients aid when emergencies arrive. In addition to saving my Intermediate horses hind hoof after a staph infection left it severely misshapen, he keeps my racehorse winning on the racetrack and even tolerates my three nearly-feral minis and one loud, rambunction pig. I can't say enough good things about Tom. Oh yeah, and he is apparently a Bareback Puissance star. What a champion!
                            "Gallop as if you were to die tomorrow, jump as if you were to live forever."

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                              Gage Morgan has done a really good job for me for five years now, even my next to impossible club footed horse.
                              We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
                              www.dleestudio.com

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                              • #16
                                Chris Giebler is awesome! I've used him for some time now and he has done wonders on horses that other farriers nearly ruined... PM me if you want his number
                                ~ Shannon Hayden ~

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by olympicdreams04 View Post
                                  While there are a couple of farriers mentioned here that I'm pretty sure couldn't nail a shoe on to the broad side of a barn in a suitable manner, Tom Joyce is bar none the best farrier in the Southeast (possibly in the world ;-)). He is very prompt to return calls and will rush to his clients aid when emergencies arrive. In addition to saving my Intermediate horses hind hoof after a staph infection left it severely misshapen, he keeps my racehorse winning on the racetrack and even tolerates my three nearly-feral minis and one loud, rambunction pig. I can't say enough good things about Tom. Oh yeah, and he is apparently a Bareback Puissance star. What a champion!
                                  Yep, I use him, too. Did very good things for my last gelding who came with very neglected feet. He is quite a character, as well!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by spookhorse View Post
                                    Chris Giebler is awesome! I've used him for some time now and he has done wonders on horses that other farriers nearly ruined... PM me if you want his number
                                    He worked on my horses a couple of years ago, and I did not have the same experience with his work as you had...
                                    Additionally, without going into detail, he used to work on a friend's horse, and he no longer does.

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                                    • #19
                                      Donnie Brandonburg. Great Guy, does a great job, trained at the podiatry center for a year or two and will work along side your vet if you have hoof problems. Very reasonably priced and always prompt to call you back and come out. Lives in Lawrenceburg, but travels all over ( I live in Georgetown area) PM if you want phone number.

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                                      • #20
                                        I also highly recommend Tom Joyce. He is a super guy, a great farrier, and is very reasonably priced, often less than HALF what some of the recommendations charge. There are some pretty arrogant self-important farriers in the Lexington area, and Tom is certainly not one of them. He has done all my horses for several years now, and is always willing to help in a pinch as well. I highly recommend him, and he is definitely one funny Irishman as well.
                                        Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

                                        http://www.halcyon-hill.com

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