Long story short, Cerra has seen three different farriers in the two years that I have had her. The first was a local guy who did all the horses at the stable. Second one was when she was moved onto the family farm (dismissed for various reasons, none of them really appropriate in polite company) and the third has been with us for about a year. They just had a baby and travel two provinces over on a 6-8 week schedule. Well... You may also feel as upset/frustrated as I do after this thread.
The barn burnt down in November, leaving the pastured horses freaking out. (Our pig and dogs were inside at the time...
) He came out shortly after and trimmed the horses by the cement foundation, which they did not like. After a bit of a nervous struggle, she ended up kicking him with a hind foot. (Has no history of kicking/threatening to kick.) So this puts us at about early December. He was supposed to be out in early January/February, but rescheduled for his pregnant wife. Okay. I get that. Life happens. HOWEVER. I feel that Cerra's feet are consistently ugly... Be it dramatic chipping around the edges to what she has right now -- a nice big ------- hangnail. It's about an inch long on her (extremely cringe worthy, trust me) front left hoof. I have no doubt that she's in a lot of pain.
He was supposed to come out tomorrow. This is what I have been impatiently waiting for. This happened earlier in the week, maybe Sunday/Monday. Knowing that the farrier was coming out within the seven days, I figured that, okay, it's bad but soon it will be over. Until today. Another reschedule. This time, someone else cancelled their 12+ horses so it doesn't profit them to come out this way. They'll be out in another 3 weeks or so. Can you imagine my reaction? Yep. Hell opened up around me and flames burst up. However, anger isn't going to get you anywhere in the end... Going to get a different farrier in ASAP if possible, and for preventative measure, what can I do or feed her to strengthen the hoof wall?
Also, Bailey's critique -- she's cute and all. (3 Y/O Appaloosa Filly) However, she didn't seem toed-out when I bought her. Could this be faulty farrier work at some point in her life?
Sorry. Overall, I'm just so **** disappointed in everything right now, myself included for her hoof.