Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
Some farriers do not want to take the extra time to go retrieve your horse though. They get paid by the job, not the hour. So the extra few minutes it takes them to gather your horse is their time.
I think she said the sister in law catches the horse when she's not there
OP, honestly that's why I've learned how to trim my own horses over the years; I got tired of unreliable or unwilling to come out and trim 1-4 horses at a time farriers. I understand the unwillingness to come out, at times, especially for one horse, but I couldn't stand when they would just not show up, show up an hour late, etc...all without calling BEFORE said appointment to make sure I knew what was happening...I think that is just plain rude. Soooo...when we did find a good farrier, I started gleaning everything I could from him, and it was a good thing because he had to move a couple of years later; he was really pleased with how I could trim each horse to his needs too, which made me really happy!