bntnail, there's no need for such a snarky post.
I just replied to it the way I read it.
I will not comment on the type of trim, but I will say this; the farrier should explain everything they do so that the client is not confused by what they are doing. That makes a bad farrier IMO.
I fix alot of things w/o even thinking about it, no explanation given unless I think there is a potential problem. If a customer has specific concerns/questions they should ask. If they don't, then I'm a bad farrier?
I don't know, I expect my farriers not only to trim but also talk.
So If I was a deaf mute then I couldn't be your farrier?
My current farrier knows I am training my horse in reining and talks to me about that, and asks me about how his trim jobs have affected her performance. He asks me about her legs and if she has one that steps different from the others. He makes sure his job is satisfactory and that she is moving correctly.
And if you note problems between visits, do you tell him or let him troll around untill he asks the right question?
My farrier will trim my horse's feet, and once she puts it down he looks to how she is standing on it. He compares it with my mare's other feet to make sure they are even. He doesn't use a gauge, but he still glances at her feet to be sure.
Then your farrier doesn't shoe blind folded.
Just to clarify, is your farrier a he or she?
A good farrier will watch a horse move if necessary,
I would argue that it is necessary to watch a horse move to be a good farrier.
particularly if they have corrective shoeing or trimming.
All shoeing/trimming is corrective.
Not everyone wants to deal with this. I prefer to pay someone to do it for me.
So you could do it better, you just choose not to?
With my horse in competition, her feet are important.
All horses feet are important, competition or not.
Did you know a horse has a quick, and that by hitting it you make them bleed and cause them pain?
OMG, I better go back to farrier school! Wait, I never went.
I guess being a second generation farrier has it's perks.
Excuse me for being picky with the people I choose to mess with my $10,000 animal's feet.
Good, you got to drop a number.
Get to 80,000 grand plus and I might be impressed. I might even consider working for you,,,,,,,,,for a while.
I do not speak for the OP, but if they were satisfied with their farrier they would not have made this post. An unsatisfied customer is an unsatisfied customer for whatever reason. If people are unsatisfied with you, then you are not doing a good business.
Sounded to me like they had made up their mind prior to their post.