A certified farrier is the best choice for horse hoof care in Louisiana. If you ride shod or barefoot, your horse’s hooves should be properly balanced. Luckily, a certified farrier can educate you on what that means.
As a Louisiana horse owner try to be available when your farrier comes to shoe or trim your horse. You can’t learn or ask questions if you’re not present. Most farriers are happy to see that the horse owners are involved and welcome questions, so don’t be shy. You know your horse better than anyone and will be able to pick-up on any idiosyncrasies in hoof quality or gait movement much sooner than your farrier.