One had been shod on the front three weeks ago and was obviously not happy with the state of affairs with the shoes. So shoes off and straight away, even before trimming a much happier animal. The shoes were over a centimeter thick and when weighed together afterwards they weighed a kilo! These shoes were put onto a horse that walks on maybe ten feet of concrete then is either in an arena or in a field! She does no road work at all! The shoes were well over the top for any work the animal does and were therefore too heavy and far too restrictive for her. The owners were never asked what they used her for and how much work she did! She is used for dressage and dressage only, so always on a proper surface not concrete or tarmac.
Are you asked what you use your equine for and how much, how long, etc., this information is important to whoever is attending to your equine as it will affect how they trim in order to ensure the animal is in the best possible position to stay healthy and be ridden as you wish it to be.
One of the others has been lame for a fortnight, one good trim and he was very happily trotting around the field showing off his new found freedom from lameness! Then showed how he was happy trotting on the drive as well.
So at the end of the day two very very happy horses and another three trimmed who are happier as well along with satisfied happy owners.
A good days work.