I have two minis.. they don't need to be shoed.
But one of them [starlight] only needs the farrier once a year. But Cookies [other mini] needs the farrier I think every four months..
Any way Coookie has what the farrier says is like pigeon toe in horses. I forget what he called it in horses.. So he gets trimed a little more on one side to even his hooves out.
So the promlem here is that the farrrier does not come when we set up an apointment. He comes about ever six months.. but we need hinm to come more often. Plus when he does come, he doesn't trim the horses hooves well.. And then.. while he trims Cookie up.. He makes me and my sister watch his six-year-old twins..... So as you can see... he gets the better part of the deal.
Now, I know that if he doesn't trim the hooves correctly and doesn't come on time the horse is more likely to get arthritis, plus then I can't cart him or do much grondwork. So, we need a new farrier.
But the promlem now is that.. His wife is sick with lots of stuff.. he needs the money to pay for all the many treaments.. while his has to take care of his twins on his own...
He is also our vet and horse neibor's friend so we can't get rid of him....
But we really need a new farrier for our horses' sake.
What to do??!?!??!