About a week ago I had a farrier out to trim my 2 mares that I recently got. My two mares lived in a large pasture before I got them for 5 years without much care at all other then shots and the occasional hoof trim..... Anyways had the farrier out, he has a super good reputation but charges an arm and a leg according to several people I have talked to. I tried him anyways because I friend of mine gets a discount if you use him on her recomendation. It went well apparently, I was unfortunently not there at the time. He was able to do my older mare but not able to do the younger (she needs a little training ) and I guess took off ALOT of hoof. Her hoofs were pretty long to begin with (I dont think the previous owner had her trimmed over the winter) and I was under the impression that he was going to take a little off now, a little more later and so on to let her get used to it. Now a few days later she is totally lame on her front right. There was nothing wrong with her before he trimmed her, she was looked at by a vet just a few weeks ago and I had x-rays of her legs done like a week and a half ago when the vet was down doing another horses legs...... There is no heat in her leg/hoof at all. Nothing looks to be wrong with it (cuts on the frog, chips, cracks, ect.) she just seems really uncomfortable bearing weight on it. She does the whole head bobbing thing when she walks and prefers to stay put if she gets her own way. Can I safely assume that this is the doing of the farrier? Of course I am going to get her treated (is this something to call a vet or farrier for?) but would like to know if this is something that could have happened due to lack of proper care in the past or somthing the farrier did? Guess Im mostly just annoyed because I paid $50 to have her trimmed, 2x as much as other farriers in my area. Any advice?