"I have to say that the material is really easy to work with and the descriptions are great. We are now entering our third shoeing period in which we tape the hooves ourselves and we are still super excited."
my name is Yvonne and my horse Quasiro also belongs to me. I've been riding for about 18 years now and Quasiro and I have been a team for 3 years. Quasiro is a 7-year-old gelding and a typical Q-offspring. Quarterback is his grandfather and from time to time you can clearly see his lineage. Quasiro came to me almost raw at 4.5 years old. I have known his breeders for a long time and knew that he had a great foal and yearling period. Together with a dear friend and my former trainer, we started the training. Many successes are part of training young horses, but there are also things that force you to rethink.
Three quarters of a year ago we moved to a new stable because I wanted him to be able to go to the paddock every day, summer and winter alike. Unfortunately, this was not possible in our old barn and by chance I found out that there is only one place further this possibility. Quasiro now has a great outdoor box and daily paddock walk with the herd in winter (we have a maximum of 7 horses per group). In summer, all the horses come to large summer paddocks and are outside between 8-9 hours a day. We have now found each other in classical dressage and together with my new trainer and a dear friend, we are taking small steps on the right path.
A lot has changed with this move, a lot for the better, but unfortunately one thing turned into an absolute disaster. The catastrophe referred to the blacksmith. My horse had decided that he would no longer be shod. The problem was nailing it on, everything else went reasonably well. I have to say that he had never experienced anything bad at the blacksmith's and couldn't explain it to me either. Well, what followed were blacksmith appointments with sedation and a lot of stress, because that wasn't entirely satisfactory either. Now with the turn of the year there was also a lot of rain, so that we had to fetch the blacksmith pretty much every week. But none of that was a solution and I didn't want it anymore. Not for me and not for my horse either. There had to be another way. After some searching, also on Instagram, I came across the Goodsmith.
For us, only the Perma variant came into question, since it has very good horn quality, but it runs like raw balls without iron. No sooner said than done, the idea wasn't bad, but what blacksmith or farrier offers something like that? Goodsmith has created a great opportunity on the homepage so that you can quickly make the appropriate contact. Unfortunately, our problem was not yet solved, since all the people listed in our area either no longer accept new customers, did not work on problem horses or did not have time. In consultation with my farrier and with Goodsmith we found a great solution.My blacksmith cuts our hooves regularly and helps me to cut the base plate to fit and I do the rest myself. I have to say that the material is really easy to work with and the descriptions are great. We are now entering our third shoeing period in which we tape the hooves ourselves and are still super excited. Towards the end of the shoeing period, it can happen with us that a tab comes loose. Thanks to the glue, you can stick it on very well and the Goodsmith easily lasts 7-8 weeks.