On this page we have collected the most frequently asked questions, so that you can hopefully easily find an answer to your question.
- How often do I need the farrier for my horse?
- Can my horse manage without hoof protection?
- What is the cost of the blacksmith's hoof?
- Can I do something on the bar hoof myself?
- Does the farrier always come to my stable to treat my horse?
- What is the difference between an orthopaedic and a normal fitting?
This will be discussed with the horse owner prior to any first fitting. As a rule every 7 to 10 weeks, this depends on the condition of the hooves, the external influences, the use of the horse, etc..
In principle yes, but there are many factors that influence the hoof of an animal and its wear more or less. As a responsible owner and/or rider, these factors must be taken into account. In individual cases, it is always up to the local authorities to decide what the animal's predisposition is, what the current status of the hooves is and what tasks the animal has to perform.
Depending on what has to be done on the horse, the costs vary. In the price list you will find the costs for the individual activities.
Of course. Yes. But here, too, there are many years of subject-specific training in which a lot is taught and taught. Knowledge alone is not always enough. Practical experience from blacksmiths cannot simply be replaced. The daily work with the customer (horse) is the secret. My advice: better contact the experts!
It depends on the "treatment". Under certain circumstances it makes sense that the horse is treated in our forge at the animal hospital in Bern, where all the necessary aids are available as well as veterinarians if required!
In general, the orthopaedic fitting means more effort in the creation, adaptation and attachment to the horse compared to the normal fitting. The orthopedic fitting is always used when a doctor requires it or when the horse runs better with corresponding atypical changes. Anomalous temporary or permanent (chronic) changes due to injury or illness are decisive for the choice of orthopaedic fittings.