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    09-23-2010, 04:01 PM
  #21
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
Why that's the fault of the horse owner?
It is the horse owners fault because they keep using this farrier.

Why would anyone continue to use a farrier that they have such a long laundry list of complaints about and then be shocked that the farrier acts like the farrier always has?
     
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    09-23-2010, 04:08 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Why would anyone continue to use a farrier that they have such a long laundry list of complaints about and then be shocked that the farrier acts like the farrier always has?
For example, if there are no other farriers in area.
     
    09-23-2010, 04:15 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
Why that's the fault of the horse owner? The only fault if you stay with such a farrier for long, but some "professionals" are like that - always late and you can do NOTHING about getting them on time or behave organized.
Yes - as you said the fault is staying with them. By not 'firing' them as your farrier, you are silently agreeing to what they are doing/not doing.

If you do not try and change your situation - you cannot complain about it!
     
    09-23-2010, 04:16 PM
  #24
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
For example, if there are no other farriers in area.
It is hard to believe there is an area with just one farrier......
     
    09-23-2010, 04:19 PM
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It is hard to believe there is an area with just one farrier......
For example out of country. Not saying it's the case here, but in general.
     
    09-23-2010, 04:33 PM
  #26
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
For example out of country. Not saying it's the case here, but in general.
My farrier travels almost an hour to get to my place. Does that count?



I would guess if this was the only farrier in that piece of the world the OP would have added that to their posts.
     
    09-23-2010, 05:19 PM
  #27
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This was the 3rd time I had used this farrier. My sister boarded my first horse so I never had to deal with this aspect. The farrier was late twice. Last friday he said he was late because of some unruly horses. This time he was late because he forgot his contact book with my address in it. This was the first time he had actually been to my house. He was in a hurry because he scheduled my mares at 4pm, but had to get his fiance to work by 5pm. I will not be using this farrier again. I don't feel that you should rush when your dealing with horses or any animal.
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    09-23-2010, 05:42 PM
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My farrier travels almost an hour to get to my place. Does that count?
If he's 3 hours late for no reason - sorry, but no. Delays are fine - traffic and other things happen. My farrier can be somewhat late too. But not 3 hour, I'd say even 1 hour was 1-time exception (he had emergency call on foundered horse).

My lesson is 1+ hour away. I'm always on time, same stands when I have vet or farrier appointment. If I can't do it on time (and that happened couple time), I always either call or PM the person.

My commute to/from work is over 1 hour one way (used to be 2 hours one way before I changed the job). I'd be fired if I'd come late to the meetings on regular basis. Job is job, you know.
     
    09-23-2010, 05:56 PM
  #29
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Glad you are getting a new farrier, but it might be smart to line up the new one before getting rid of the old one. In my area farriers are so busy that they are often not taking new clients.
     
    09-23-2010, 06:01 PM
  #30
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Originally Posted by AlexS    
Glad you are getting a new farrier, but it might be smart to line up the new one before getting rid of the old one. In my area farriers are so busy that they are often not taking new clients.
True for some farriers around here as well (personal experience).
     

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