Ian has a new video out on his website (Click Here to see it) that I took showing him using a caliper and T-square with some of his comments on the importance of them. I really wish all horsemen and women understood how important those 3 tools are.
There is a lot of farriers out there that really don’t even understand that they are doing damage to horses, some do know but are just lazy. There are a few of the really good ones, like Ian, that care a lot about horses and try really hard to do what’s best for the horse instead of what’s easiest for themselves.
If a good farrier who has been feeding his family for 30 years doing this believes in the importance of measuring, how is it that so many of the here-today-gone- tomorrow farriers can convince us they don’t need to?
As someone whose livelihood depends on sound horses I stand behind Ian 100% on this.