I frequently get asked about where to find barefoot trimmers or farriers in Chattanooga. I thought it might be a good idea to compile a list of known farriers and barefoot trimming providers for those new to the area or those looking for a change.
The following barefoot trimmers and farriers in Chattanooga are listed in no particular order. I have tried to include locations and/or specialties if the information was available.
**While this post can give you a starting place, you absolutely need to do your due diligence. Contact and talk with each farrier or barefoot trimmer you are interested in potentially working with. Being listed here in no way serves as an endorsement.**
Due 4 Shoes
Location: Based in Athens, TN. Regular routes to Signal Mountain/Lookout Mountain, North Georgia, and in between.
Specialties: Work with many vets. 23 years in business. Concentrate on equine podiatry and foot mechanics
Find on the Web: Due 4 Shoes
Critter Fitter Horseshoeing
Location: Georgia, Alabama & Tennessee
Find on the Web: Critter Fitter Horseshoeing
Darrell Haynes Farrier
Location: Based in Knoxville, TN; Serving Knoxville, Chattanooga and in-between
Specialities: Western & English; Show Saddlebreds & therapeutic shoeing
Find on the Web: Darrell Haynes Farrier
Jason Whittemore Farrier Service
Specialities: Hot, Cold and Corrective Shoeing. Certified Farrier
Gregory T. Dortch, CF
Greg and Ory Dortch
Location: Serving Chattanooga and surrounding areas
Josh Layne’s Farrier Services
Location: Based in Whitwell, TN
Specialities: Hot, Cold & Corrective Shoeing
Find on the Web: Josh Layne’s Farrier Service
Chickamauga Forge/Farrier Service
Location: Based in Ringgold, GA, and serving Chattanooga and surrounding areas
Find on the Web: Chickamauga Forge
Caldwell Farrier Services
Phone: 423.650.8767 (Text) or 423.653.5216 (Text or Call)
Location: Based in Harrison, TN. Serves North Georgia to Knoxville
Specialities: Hot and Cold Shoeing; Graduate of Casey and Son Horseshoeing School
Again, while this post contains many farriers and barefoot trimmers in the Chattanooga area, it in no way serves as an endorsement of any particular person or company’s services. As a horse owner, it is up to you to do the due diligence to find the perfect farrier or barefoot trimmer for your horse and their situation.
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