In my previous thread, Horseman suggested not mentioning anything about her hoof "issues" until he asks/notices, I think?
He does know she's been "ouchy" (mentioned it in my quest for a good farrier on the OHF which is what he responded to) but not on what or anything more than that.
What should I tell him, what information do I hold back? I've never had to find a new farrier before so I'm basically 100% out of my depth.
I think it would be reasonable to let him know the basics about her - she's 27, nearly blind, etc...right?
I am mildly concerned because he only charges $30 for trims and is driving over 100 miles, with no trip fee (I'm planning on tipping him since he did come so far, but $5? $10? $5 would be the most manageable for me but I don't want to be a jerk...), just for me and one other client... But he could just genuinely be a nice guy and all his clients say he's great... We shall see I guess.
Also, for those of you who might be wondering about my previous trimmer, she did not offer to refund the $35 credit she has on my account when I told her that I thought it was time to give someone else a try with Lacey's hooves (in a very nice way too!) and she told me to "let her know how it goes".... Hrmmm. Oh well, lessons learned.