Originally Posted by Runninghot88
Yes the $28 guy gives me a better trim. Only difference is the $50 guy goes to the expensive barns and charges that even though they do the same quality work. Kind of like brand name vs off brand lol
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I don't see farriers as being brand name vs not I see them as capable or not. We had a farrier that someone at my barn swore by that he was awesome and did all these top race horses. Took 6 months for my horses hooves to grow out enough she could walk comfortably without shoes. He completely gouged the bottom of the hooves on 7 horses and lamed up 4. That is a terrible sucess rate if you ask me.
Could I save money and possibly get the same type of work? Maybe but quite frankly I like the way he handles my horse, he won't put up with her crap yet he is still patient. He was out in 3 days when I called in the middle of summer and told him my horse needed shoes. In the middle of show season for one horse.
And how do you know they do the same work?