Farriers!! (bit of a rant)
I was SO proud to have a new farrier who put me on a six week schedule, and actually showed up at that time. And the driveway is done, and the barn is done, so the weather does NOT matter.......He has been here 3 times, plus coming over off schedule to pull shoes and trim after a thrown shoe. The first time, I gave him the benefit of the doubt, because you would not want to cut a new clients horses so short that they were lame, he doesn't know my horses, etc. I think he did 6 out of 14. Came back to do the rest a few weeks later. Still a bit long, but no major issues with balance, but a couple I had questions about hind feet being done(at all). I tried discussing what I liked, and felt like I was telling him how to do his job.
Meanwhile, our friend's layed-off welder DH looks at some of the feet, and trims them, he and I discuss what I like to see, and he does it. Says he has no formal training, but did work with a guy a couple of years who taught him a lot. He will gladly take on my horses, but due to back/neck/shoulder injuries, he can only do a few in a day. He was here yesterday, after the farrier had been here on Friday, and we re-trimmed 4 sets of back feet, and 1 set of fronts. The hinds looked like they had NOT been touched.
I am so disgusted. I don't know if I can handled stringing them out over a week, and when he goes back to work......
OK< sorry, LOT of a rant!!!