Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
• Horses: 0
If you want someone in demand, ask them to put you on a waiting list. These good guys are always dropping problem clients who don't pay or have nasty horses. They get tired of hearing "I can't pay you now because......" The best farrier I've ever had was when I lived in New York. Had him for 19 years. He had a waiting list.
The other thing you can do is ask your departing farrier to tell you all the things that you should look for in a good job that he would do on your horse. Then , if you get a newly graduated farrier, interview him first, ask him what he thinks your horse needs . These things should be comparable.