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        07-15-2009, 04:25 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I'd tip my farrier if he would let me. Then again, I'd PAY him if he'd let me

    He does accept pecan pies though, so that's a start.
         
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        07-16-2009, 12:34 PM
      #12
    Foal
    no tip but

    I do give both the Vet and Farrier gift cards around Christmas
         
        08-05-2009, 10:27 AM
      #13
    Foal
    I don't give the vet or farrier a money tip, but if they're there early in the morning I get them coffee and donuts. But if it's hot out I usually keep some ice cream sandwiches in the barn freezer. In my case I had to keep them happy, my horse fractured her coffin bone so I saw them often
         
        08-05-2009, 11:17 AM
      #14
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by goldilockz    

    Are you supposed to tip the vet when they come out to your place?
    No.

    However they do appreciate - (as do farriers) - a clean, dry, secure place to work on your horse.

    Please have the horse caught and ready for the visit. If the horse is having a dental exam, please do not feed it just before the vet arrives. If horse is very nervous and a buddy horse keeps it settled, have "Buddy" close by.

    If you know the horse will react to injections or intranasal vaccinations, (temp taking, tubing, etc) please let the doctor know. HOWEVER - please allow them to do their job. You don't want a vet telling you how to do your job - please do not tell them how to do theirs!
         
        08-05-2009, 11:35 AM
      #15
    Super Moderator
    I don't. The "farm call" itself (as well as all other services) is very expensive here IMHO, so tips in addition is just way too much.

    I agree with what mls said though. I also usually brush/clean hoofs and put the fly spray in summer just before the visit.
         
        08-05-2009, 11:44 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I figure the "farm call" charge is his compensation for coming out.
         
        08-09-2009, 09:34 AM
      #17
    Foal
    Talking from exp. A clean place to work with lights and a well mannered horse means more to me than a tip I already charge for trip just my oppinion
         
        08-09-2009, 09:58 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    I wouldn't tip. I would consider tipping a farrier if he/she went above and beyond regular service, but I can't even get good service - lol.
         
        08-09-2009, 06:38 PM
      #19
    Trained
    My vet gets enough money from me just for showing up. My only tip is not to charge so much for a barn call!!
         
        08-09-2009, 11:55 PM
      #20
    Started
    I tip my farriers, but not my vet
         

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