After you’ve called the farrier:

Hints for horse owners to help the Farrier

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

    Courtesy of the NZFA Canterbury Branch