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        05-23-2013, 03:26 PM
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    So I have gone through three farriers so far. The first one was mean as hell and the other two were scams! Right now I work on a ranch for an older couple, we are practly family. They said I could just trailer my horses to them when their farrier comes because they have never had problems with her and trust her. So I did. Both my horses have been barefoot for as long as I know. She trimmed then so short that both came home lame. They both limb on their feet and act like they don't even want to move. I trust the older couple I work for a lot so I am going to give the farrier one last chance because I have all ready delt with three idiots. How do I nicely tell her their feet were way too short and need to be trimmed less without her thinking I'm questioning her ability??
         
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        05-23-2013, 03:33 PM
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    Green Broke
    Just bring it to her attention. Something like "hey the last time you trimmed them I noticed they were a bit short and were sore from it. What was your reasoning for trimming so short?" Don't go in pissed and accusing use it as a chance to ask her reasoning and let her know what happened.
         
        05-23-2013, 03:40 PM
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    Trained
    Do you board? If not, is there a local stable that you could call and get some farrier's names/ph.#'s?
    Also, if you are close to an Amish community, I have had my little Amish farrier for 7 years--owned horses since 1985, and been through farriers. There is another Amish farrier I used once, when I could get an appointment, who has a 6 month waiting list of show people bc he's THAT good.
    Lots of people that trim their own go in farrier work and then quit in a few years bc of badly mannered backyard pets that lay on their backs and much worse. It ISN'T EVER the farrier's job to train your horse's foot manners.
    Hope this helps. =D
         

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