Originally Posted by rookie
I would look at your horses, your distance and your behavior with your farrier. Are your horses well behaved? Do you have them ready for the farrier when he arrives or does he have to help you catch them? Do you pick out their feet prior to him trimming them? Do you pay him before he leaves the farm?
For the most part they're well behaved. Angel just stands there and lets you do what ever. Jinxx on the other hand is a little more difficult. Nothing too bad. He does try to pull his leg away from time to time, but he's getting a lot better. When I first got him he wouldn't even let you near his legs with out kicking at you. They aren't haltered when they get here, but they aren't hard to catch. They both walk right up to you and let you put a halter on. Our last farrier didn't even put a halter on them. Just had them stand in their stalls and did his work. I do make sure their hooves are cleaned out. Yes they are paid before they leave (most of the time it's cash.) It never even crossed my mind to send them a check.