FARRIERS! (Argh!!!) - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 25 Old 01-15-2011, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Potwin, KS
Posts: 34
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarlightGenesis View Post
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.....
Rowansgirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 25 Old 01-15-2011, 10:23 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 674
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rowansgirl View Post
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.
MudPaint is offline  
post #23 of 25 Old 01-16-2011, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Potwin, KS
Posts: 34
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by MudPaint View Post

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!!!!
Rowansgirl is offline  
post #24 of 25 Old 01-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CO
Posts: 5,061
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
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!

"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
mom2pride is offline  
post #25 of 25 Old 01-16-2011, 11:15 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 151
• Horses: 4
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.
Adenfire is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Splints argh! DanniS Horse Health 4 10-02-2010 11:24 PM
So frustrated ARGH! What do I do? Azale1 Horse Breeds 30 08-08-2010 11:08 PM
Under the bit! ARGH ThatNinjaHorse Dressage 3 02-28-2010 05:50 AM
ARGH!!! equine_friend Horse Breeds 12 07-29-2008 09:59 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome