Originally Posted by themacpack
Were you present when the farrier was there? If so, why didn't you make that request if you wanted it done and saw that he was not doing so? If not, you can leave the instruction with whoever was there with the horse to make sure to have it done.
No, I was present. As I posted at the time (right before thankgiving), I had a hard time getting a reputable farrier to come out. I don't have a regular farrier since I do my own, and my trusted "yesteryear" farrier moved out of state. I had to plead and use the names of those that refered me to him to have him squeeze me in. He was clearly "in a hurry" between regular customers - and I wanted to focus on the really "big stuff" w what time I had.
If I ever get another farrier to come out on a ordinary scheduled appointment, you bet I will insist on it! It was a lot
of work to do on an untrained younster w/o help. And everyone that has barefoot horses should put it on there "checklist" of things to expect from their farrier - if and when they employ one.