Wallee you never know. The horse world is a small world, for all that there are so many of us. If your farrier is a member of the forum, he might not take kindly to the comments that could come.
I'd love to post the same kind of thread and see it be a regular occurrence, but I wouldn't do it for fear I might lose the second best guy I have found so far. I know logic says there is nothing wrong in comparing notes, but this could place your farrier in an awkward position if another of his clients posted a name, or pointed out XYZ barn uses the same guy.
In our area their are only a handful of farriers, and they know each others work well.
Trust me, never ever bad mouth one farrier to another LMAO. It will get round.( Even if they do roll out of the truck with beer cans falling out around their feet.) It's their livelihood. You can get a rep as "one of THOSE owners." I know, I am "One of THOSE OWNERS" in our area. *shrugs* All I want is healthy hooves on Rascal.
I miss you Rascal. Every day, all day.