Are all farriers like this? I've heard they are. I was just curious if maybe it's a Kansas thing, like, the few good ones in our area know they have a monopoly or something?
I keep my mustang at my in-law's house down the highway from me, and sometimes I can't be there when my farrier comes. So I leave the money. If I'm not there, she neglects to schedule my next appointment.
So I call her and leave a message.
And leave another message.
And two weeks later leave another message.
And then comes the part I love: "This person's voice message box is full."
I know I'm probably not a priority as I have just the one horse, and not upwards of 20, so she has to make a trip just for the $30 trim....but my boy hasn't had his hooves trimmed since....October? I know. I'm a bad horse mom.
But my farrier won't call me back!!!
I've thought about switching before, but then she called me at the last minute and said "Sorry! I was in the hospital for 4 weeks because some horse kicked me in the head blah blah blah" and the only other horse people I trust to recommend me to someone tell me their farrier is like that too.
It's a hard life.
For her and me.