I'm a little irritated right now.
After Amber's last trim, I decided it was time to find someone else to do Amber's feet. I posted pictures of her feet on here actually, and from the feedback and great knowledge I received, I discovered the white line separation she has developed is more than likely mechanical and the trim they have been putting on her is just not good.
I found a highly recommended barefoot trimmer. She is located pretty far away, but she has a client near me and we decided to try to get me on the same schedule as that client to save me some $$ on the travel fee. She was going to have to go a week overdue to do it, which was fine.
I spoke with my barn owner about it on the phone. Not just a passing by mentioning, actual conversation about how I felt about Amber's trims, and that I did not want her done by the current farrier the next time.
Last night my friend texted me and said the farrier that has been doing Amber was coming the next day. I told her Amber wasn't getting done, and she told me to call another boarder. The boarder in question has a total of five that all get done by this farrier, so she usually schedules the appointments with them, and usually is the one who goes out and holds horses. I gave her a call, but couldn't get up with her, so I left a voicemail.
Apparently, she didn't get it, and Amber was trimmed today...but apparently I was supposed to call the barn owner, because apparently, she was holding horses today.
It's not THAT serious I suppose. Not being a foot expert, I can see her feet are all really unbalanced and she was moving wonky today because of it (she wasn't sore). I'm just a little peeved because now I have to reschedule my appointment with the barefoot trimmer, and deal with another craptastic trim for 5 weeks. Maybe I'm overreacting, but I feel like, A) while I realize my barn owner does have a good size barn and a lot of horses to remember things for, a lot of owner preferences to remember things for, when someone tells her something as serious as they don't want their horse trimmed by a specific farrier anymore, you'd think they'd remember not to have that done, and B) nobody even attempted to try to contact me to see if it was okay to have her trimmed. I don't care if she's due and would miss her appointment, it just doesn't feel right for someone to make such a decision for my horse without my authorization...let alone spend my money without my authorization!
At least the next trim the new trimmer comes BEFORE the farrier.