Some of the hoof care discussions have gotten me to wondering. How often do all of you have your hoof care provider out to trim/shoe your horse? What do you look for as indicators that your horse is in need of hoof maintenance? I trim around 50 horses at the moment. A few are done every 4 weeks but most are every 6. I have seen very few horses that I would recommend going more than 6 weeks before a trim although I have one that sometimes goes 8-12 weeks and one who is done every 6 months. I have found that a lot of horse owners really don't seem to know how to recognize a horse that is due for a trim vs one that is over due or one that can wait. My advice to horse owners is, if the hoof is chipping and breaking it is past time to get a trim. What other advice do the hoof care providers out there have for horse owners determining what the right interval is for their horse.