Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
You're obviously displeased with this farrier, so why would you even consider continuing to use him?
First, if the horse was 'covered in pee', you should have at least hosed her off before having the farrier work on her, so yes, I can see why he'd be a little miffed about that. Horse urine stinks. He's being paid to trim hooves, not get covered in horse bodily waste.
Second, your horse should stand still for the farrier. If it doesn't and you don't discipline it, don't expect the farrier to be pleasant. After all, he's the one getting knocked about while under the horse, not you.
Third, if the farrier's ALWAYS late, doesn't schedule ahead of time, cancels without notice, and you put up with it, that's your fault. I expect professionalism from my farrier, and get it.
Fourth, a horse should never be lame after a trim. If both your horses are always lame after a trim, then it's the farrier. If they were lame only after this most recent one, it could be because they were fighting and are sore.
The farrier doesn't sound like someone I'd want trimming my horses.
Last edited by nrhareiner; 09-23-2010 at 04:32 PM.