I knew when i got into this business that it would be a battle sometimes. Old school vets and farriers who've been practicing longer than i've been alive are hard to combat with at times.
I guess i'm one of the unconventional, barefoot trimmers that these kinds of professionals just can't wrap their minds around. I'm so glad to have learned what i've learned and see it work in the hard cases i'm able to work with.
i know i won't be able to convince every owner to buck the system and give me a shot but i'm certainly appreciative to the brave ones who can see the truth behind the barefoot movement and how much more beneficial it is for the horses and say "why not!"
i've lost battles and been called back months later b/c the route that was so widely agreed upon by other professionals was failing them and i've successfully rehabbed them back to a healthy state.
just remember, it takes the work of both farrier and owner to rehab some horses. i can't fix a horse if i'm not being heard or my instructions aren't being followed. its just a set up for failure on all our ends.
so lets work together and get your horse successfully barefoot :)