Farriers are the professionals who care for the horse’s hooves. They are an important part of the equine management team. Most farriers are familiar with specific breeds of horses and their needs by studying at a training school, serving an apprenticeship, and then becoming licensed or certified. This extensive hands-on training is vital to becoming a professional farrier.
Hoof care is very important for thoroughbred horses. Picking, trimming and shoeing are general aspects of hoofcare. Below Old Tavern Farm broodmare manager, Trina Pasckvale shares how the yearlings at the farm get regular hoof care. In the video, Comme Chez Soi’19 is getting a regular trim and being sales prepped for the spring. Yearlings get a trim approximately once a month and that is done on a regular basis to keep them correct.