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        05-07-2011, 03:15 AM
    So (not sure if Im understand this at all so pray do correct me if I have mis-judged) , would I be expected to pay the same amount board as those who used your farrier if I were to choose to not use him??

    As we do our own feet I wouldent want to be paying for another farrier.

    But maybe I've mis understood?
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        05-07-2011, 09:56 AM
    Scoope, right now, that is the way it is at my barn. It's included, but they don't have to use the service. My barn is already cheaper than most and I used to offer a discount if they didn't use my farrier but we had some drama and I felt that since I was already lower with farrier included that they could just deal with it like every other barn. My customer base is about to change with an indoor arena which is forcing me to revisit the idea.
        05-13-2011, 12:47 AM
    Star...I get the math, and understand that it is indeed for the most part fair. I did something similar when I was a BM at a very large boarding facility....we had 45 horses, and had certain horses on a certain schedule...so I too get what you mean and how you manage it so it works out for all the different needs of the horses....

    That being said...I didnt like doing it that way, as it was alot of work to keep everything straight.

    Now w my own facility all I do is charge the boarder the fee on that months bill.....So if the farrier comes say on May 10th for instance... they will get billed that month for work done. So they can pretty much expect a farrier fee every 4-6 weeks depending on the horse in question.

    I pay my farrier up front...if he comes trims 5 horse he hands me the bill, I give him a check...done. No chasing money, no chasing boarders....as I know they will pay me when they pay that months board.
    Works great for the farrier, works for the boarders and works for me. Easy peasy...

    Now if they want to use a farrier other then mine...they have to arrange it, and pay him themselves.
        05-14-2011, 08:42 PM
    You can't pick your own farrier and some people trim their horses feet themselves.

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