How Farriers Handle Unruly Horses
When it comes to dealing with unruly horses over the long haul, 55% of farriers try to do what they can as long as the client is making progress in training the horse to stand properly for hoof-care work. Another 8% of farriers simply trim and shoe unruly horses as best they can.
Some 16% of farriers will take the time needed to train the poorly behaved horse to stand for footcare work. However, 21% of farriers refuse to work with an unruly horses until it is trained to stand properly.
— 2017 American Farriers Journal survey
When Faced with No Hoof Growth in a Healthy Foot, What Do You Do?
|Options||% of Farriers|
|I don't touch the foot.||3%|
|I clean up the chips and cracks, but don't take anything from the foot.||28%|
|I clean up the foot and address any indications of deformation.||67%|
|I trim as much foot as I can.||2%|
— 2019 American Farriers Journal reader poll
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