Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
CecillaB, I praise you for your patience and your attitude about your husband's career. I also thank your husband for his service. However there is a world of difference between a career soldier and a farrier.
A soldier has no choice, a farrier does. I can't imagine a case where the farrier gets a call at 8:00 in the evening because Ole Dobbin threw a shoe and he has to get out there now. In the event of a show the next morning, maybe - but how many times will that happen? ... He has to learn that there is a time when the phone gets shut off.
I realize that he is young and is making his reputation while building his following but that is a tremendous lack of respect for his customers to be calling at odd hours and demanding his services immediately. No farrier does that. Emergencies happen but 90% of the time, it isn't an emergency - it's just a customer who has no respect for his/her farrier.
When I was showing and if my horse came up with a loose shoe before a show, my farrier would be out there at 5:00 in the morning - not 9:00 on a Friday night. He had a life and I had to respect that.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.