If my horse goes lame after being shod, should I call the farrier or vet?

Q: If my horse goes lame immediately after being shod, should I call the farrier back, or get the vet? Belinda, Auckland A: Great question Belinda.  Unfortunately, the inevitable does happen occasionally when a horse is sore after a hoof-care appointment.  We trim and/or shoe horses primarily in order to make them more comfortable.  During …

Farriers – when quality really counts

Times are tough financially for many around the world and the cost of keeping horses isn't cheap. Horse owners are feeling the pinch, maybe some looking for lower cost hoof care options whilst the business operating costs for farriers has skyrocketed over the past few years but their charge out rates haven't necesarily adjusted accordingly. …

Christchurch farriers

It's a core part of our business to provide farrier services to local horse owners, riding schools and trainers in Christchurch and Canterbury. Our international farrier supplies business and local farrier service go hand in hand and compliment each other. It's all under one umbrella of New Zealand Farriers Limited. The established farrier business offers hot shoeing, …