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        01-15-2011, 08:23 PM
      #21
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by StarlightGenesis    
    My farrier always calls me back and I only have two horses. If she is avoiding you because you only have one horse, she should have the decency to tell you that she doesn't want to care for your horse anymore, it's rude and unprofessional to do what she's doing. Ditch her and get someone else!
    I thought so myself :\ She'll come as long as I schedule the next visit while she's there......but she's usually late, and she has to reschedule a lot....but what can ya do, she only charges $30 for a trim.....
         
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        01-15-2011, 09:23 PM
      #22
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Rowansgirl    
    UPDATE! I messaged my husband's aunt who uses the same farrier as me, to ask if said farrier was still alive and trimming their horses....and she is! She said she responds faster if I text her. Lol
    That's how my farrier is. Mostly it's because he won't stop to return calls till he's home (8pm) but texts he'll answer between horses, while heating up shoes or at the diner between farms.

    Glad you got a hold of her. Sometimes you have to work with a farrier if they really work with your horse.
         
        01-16-2011, 06:48 PM
      #23
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by MudPaint    

    Glad you got a hold of her. Sometimes you have to work with a farrier if they really work with your horse.
    This is so true!!! That's why I was really hesitant to go drastic and find someone else - she's a great farrier, just BUSY!!!!
         
        01-16-2011, 10:02 PM
      #24
    Trained
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    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!
         
        01-16-2011, 10:15 PM
      #25
    Foal
    Yup, I've learned to at least rasp/sand my horses' feet down between our farrier coming out, since I have a few tall mini's I need their feet short for shows so during show season I do them myself.
         

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