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post #21 of 22 Old 01-23-2013, 11:07 PM
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Every 6 weeks for my ponies. Love my farrier, he comes out, trims and lets the horses go in the pasture and I don't have to be there!
I would not allow that with my horses, and won't trim other's horses unless the owner - or representative of - is present. They don't need to be hands-on, but present in case of 'what-ifs'. Especially in this litiginous society, if anything happened to the horse, regardless of what it had to do with me - eg horse goes lame, someone leaves gate open, whatever, and I was the last to see/deal with it without the owner or anyone else present.... it's not worth considering. Another reason for watching the horse move before & after a trim too!
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I would not allow that with my horses, and won't trim other's horses unless the owner - or representative of - is present. They don't need to be hands-on, but present in case of 'what-ifs'. Especially in this litiginous society, if anything happened to the horse, regardless of what it had to do with me - eg horse goes lame, someone leaves gate open, whatever, and I was the last to see/deal with it without the owner or anyone else present.... it's not worth considering. Another reason for watching the horse move before & after a trim too!
We actually do that often here, it's not uncommon at all to trade horses, borrow horses, or return loose horses, etc... For us though we know who's horses are who's on a glance and first name basis. But, I will say it is important to only do such things with people you trust.
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