Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Ahh, so other than this mishap he's a good, trustworthy farrier, alright. In which case, I probably wouldn't fire him either. I do know the farrier I learned from would either cut his price in half or not charge at all for that horse if he bled it and he wasn't taking out an abcess, White line disease, etc.
He may have used turpentine (or the horse brand product) as a sealant, which I've only seen good with. It's good that he knew to seal it up and make sure the bleeding stopped, the "barefoot specialist" that trimmed a horse I was working with for a job, cut out a chunk of foot (into sensitive tissues and completely taking out the while line) that was infected with White line disease and didn't do anything other than to tell them to spray it once a week (not taking into account that the pony was dangerous with his feet BECAUSE OF the barefoot guy [my theory as they showed me where the trimmer stood which would've been torquing the the horse all around])..abscessed and turned out horrible, I couldn't touch his stifle and below without him threatening to kick. He actually got me, and my leg is STILL sore from it from a good 3 months or so ago, lol.
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