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    06-03-2010, 12:03 PM
Green Broke
Ah, the lovely evolution of a story (hear the same thing from my clients all the time - sometimes good for a laugh, usually just makes me want to throttle them). You failed to be at the appointed place at the appointed time. The farrier did not. End of story.
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    06-04-2010, 09:28 AM
Not sure why the farrier didn't just go ahead and do the work. Mine would have as long as the horse was readily available.

Yes it is partly her responsibility, but obviously she's not an adult. Adult made the appointment and IMO should have done the rescheduling. Possibly with the OP right at her side while on the phone.

And I don't always include all info when I rant either. Just sayin. Lol
    06-04-2010, 09:52 AM
Green Broke
Not all farriers are comfortable with just doing a job when no one is there to be "responsible" for the horse. There are some very serious liability issues at play, especially in today's sue-happy society. I, too, have had a farrier who would simply do the work, I have also had farriers who will not work on the horse unless someone is there. The decision on that is up to the farrier and I don't think anything less of the farrier in this situation for having passed on doing the work.
    06-04-2010, 10:00 AM
Appyt, I think you missed the part where the OP said this was a new farrier. They'd apparently not used him before.

If that's the case, then I don't blame him for not working on a strange horse without the owner being there.

Besides, with no communication from the owner/parent, what guarantee did he have that he'd be paid for the job?

Nope, the farrier is completely in the clear. The OP and her mother are to blame here, not the farrier.
    06-04-2010, 10:11 AM
Guess I did miss the new farrier bit. I've slept since I read the first post too. ;) It was just a thought as many farriers do do the work with nobody home. I'm guessing since it sounds like mom wasn't answering her phone, they may have tried to reach her as well. I like to give benefit of doubt when I don't have all the info or wasn't there myself. I did agree mom and daughter were responsible, I just think the adult probably would ultimately be the one in charge.. Since I don't live with em, I don't know their specific circumstances either. ;) just sayin.. And I believe the OP has learned her lesson, hopefully she will be able to reschedule and keep future appointments.

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