I was unsatasfied with my Farriers work and sought out a new Farrier. Ever since, 8 horses have switched to the new Farrier.
So, yesterday I get a call that a horse at our barn a young palamino mare 4years old that I had been working with had her feet "trimmed" by the old farrier as authorized by BO. NOW....she switched ohhh.....15 weeks ago? She's been trimmed by the new farrier the past 2 times.
I was dumbfounded. Because we just had the farrier out on the 17th! She got done along with my gelding.
The old Farrier trimmed her feet! I'm told her frogs are extended 1/2 inch below her hoof in rear and she is lame. I haven't seen them myself I'll be going here shortly and will get pictures. But what would you do?
She's on bute for comfort and thank God the new Farrier is able to come out today. But his prices are 30-40 for barn call(he travels all over Missouri and Illinois) 30 for trim 70 for front 90 for full shoes.
When he talked to the BO he said well her farrier and vet weren't listed on her stall and he didn't know when she had been done last. Umm..NOBODY has that info on their stalls. I sure don't tell my BO when I'm having my horse trimmed or who does it.
I see a couple of points wrong here:
A. Owner never gave BO permission to authorize treatment
B. BO never had owner sign a boarding contract(why I don't know) bit it isn't in my boarding contract to tell who I use and when work is done
C. Farrier should have seen that her feet did not need done
D. Farrier should have noticed that her hooves look 100% different from his he trims. He leaves high heels and a boxy vertical foot with rounded toes while new farrier does a mustang roll and cutback toe.
So now, she is lame and can't be ridden. We had been making progress with her and just started under saddle work..now we have to halt that.
What would you do? I know for sure I wouldn't be paying the bill for my farrier to come fix it.
Its illegal isn't it? To touch someone else's property? I've run into that a lot with rescue horses that I wantes to call my farrier to fix aweful feet but the horses are the BO's not mine.
Side note... the BO and old farrier are friends...
I've been told horror stories from other boarders how he was high when trimming and hit horses with hammers. He wouldn't dare lay a hand on my farrier because I would sock him one good. The owner of this horse is torn up about her being in pain :(
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