Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
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.