Originally Posted by lilbit11011
OK...sorry to post and run. BUT, farrier can't make it until Friday....best I could get.
A bit off topic but this comment caught my eye. I absolutely understand that farriers are booked solid right now. It's a busy time of the year for us and many are working 7 days a week and well into the evening. I finished my last customer for Sunday at 10:00 PM and didn't get home until after 11:00. Finished earlier today. Percheron draft horses wear this old guy out!
Still, busy or not, I have a simple business policy that I share with all clients during our first visit. That policy is... acutely lame horses go to the front of the line and everyone else slips in the schedule to a later time/date. I respond to emergency cases 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
All of my clients understand and agree to this policy. Next time, it could be their horse that needs help right away.
Early treatment may well have avoided the suspect abscess.