Your Farrier Questions Get Answered

How often should a farrier come over?

Should my horse be sore after a farrier visit?

What can I look for in my horse to stay ahead of any health problems?

These are some of the common questions that farrier Dean Moshier can answer.

Moshier is an accredited farrier with the International Association of Professional Farriers. He operates The Balanced Hoof and Horse, Inc. out of Ohio, but works with the equine industry across the country, including a long-time speaking engagement with the Midwest Horse Fair.

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Farrier Facts

A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care. They trim and balance horses’ hooves and put on horseshoes if needed. A farrier combines some blacksmith’s skills with some veterinarian’s skills to care for horses’ feet.

Horses’ hoofs are constantly growing, like our fingernails, and need trimming every eight weeks or so.

Hoof shape, health, the horse’s job, breed, and age may determine if a horse needs shoes. Farriers apply special shoes for racing, training, or horse shows. They also work with horses with disease or injury that may need therapeutic shoes.