Hints for horse owners to help the Farrier
- Have your horse caught and ready before your Farrier arrives.
- Have a flat, clean and dry area under cover if possible, for Farrier to work on, preferably concrete.
- If muddy, remove mud from your horses legs and feet before your Farrier arrives.
- Keep distractions away from the horse while it is being worked on; ie, children, dogs, feed etc.
- Inform your Farrier of any irregularities with your horses gait or performance before he starts work.
- If you horse is a nervous type have its paddock mate tied beside it.
- Have your horse reshod regularly for the long term benefit of your horse.
Courtesty of the NZFA Canterbury Branch