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    12-17-2011, 10:14 PM
Got stood up by the farrier!

This is my first time calling a farrier, and my first time getting stood up by one! I drove 20 minutes to the barn in the snow, uphill and up a dirt road in the DARK to stand in Kiera's stall freezing for 45 minutes before I packed up and left.

Is this like a Rite of Passage or something? =P
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    12-17-2011, 10:18 PM
Green Broke
I would perhaps give them the benefit of the doubt the first time and ring up and ask about it. I do find it rude that they didnt ring or something to let you know for whatever reason that they could not make it. If it happened more then once though I would be upset and if this is the first time with this farrier I may second guess using them again.
    12-17-2011, 10:19 PM
Green Broke
Did you try calling them? They do run late sometimes and don't have time to call. I've had to wait up to 2 hours because our farrier ran behind. Sometimes they run into problems or get a new client that needs more time than they alot. I at least would give them the benefit of doubt.
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    12-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by usandpets    
Did you try calling them? They do run late sometimes and don't have time to call. I've had to wait up to 2 hours because our farrier ran behind. Sometimes they run into problems or get a new client that needs more time than they alot. I at least would give them the benefit of doubt.
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Well here's the thing. The first time I talked to him on a Tuesday and he said he'd call back later or Wednesday to schedule for Friday. He seemed friendly...

Thursday I called him, and as soon as he figured out I wanted farrier stuff, he handed the phone to his wife abruptly to have her figure out scheduling. (and I mean ABRUPTLY). She scheduled it and I told them I'd text the address, which I did. He had my phone number and my husband's phone number as well...I find it odd that if you're going to be late, you don't call or text or something?

Anyway, the BO's farrier is coming next week, so I guess Kiera can wait another few days needing a trim. The only reason I was going to get a different farrier was scheduling issues, but as it turns out, I'm free this next week, and I'd rather deal with someone who hasn't stood me up!
    12-17-2011, 10:31 PM
Uh...been there done that!!!! It sucks.
    12-17-2011, 10:46 PM
You could call it a rite of passage....but it doesn't get any better ten years down the line . My farrier held me up for 40 minutes last week, but he does an excellent job, so I try not to get my panties in a bunch over it.
    12-18-2011, 01:28 AM
Green Broke
I have a life as well, I don't take very kindly to appointments not being kept. I under stand things happen so I would expect a call or test as soon as they realized they wern't going to make it in time.
I dropped my last vet because not keeping appointments was routine. They did always call, but it was every single apointment, they would call and be late or call and reschedule, after a few years of putting up with it I canned them and found a better organized business.
    12-18-2011, 01:31 AM
My farrier has a habit of being late. She says she's going to do it one day- and then ends up getting busy with something else!! I mean Indie's feet aren't in horrible disarray, just need a trim, but really? When the date is set they should be there!!

....wait... I am my own farrier.... should probably do things when I tell myself I'm going too, I tend to get irritated.

    12-18-2011, 01:37 AM
My farrier - bless him - just got an iPad to schedule on and since has been both 2 and half hours early and 2 hours late to my appointments. I don't care because it takes him 2-3 hours to do a trim and re-set on my horse so I've usually just booked a whole day off. He does call though!!

Most horse people are on "horse people time" you'll find. I've waited 3 hours for a farrier without him calling before and the vet is ALWAYS late hahaha... Good luck!
    12-18-2011, 01:40 AM
Tianimalz, LMAO!!!!!!!!!! I am taking a trimming course this spring so I can do our own horses, as much as I love our farrier he can only come every 2-3months (ours are barefoot) and he travels 12hrs to get here ( we aren't his only client) and with 10 horses,one course is equal to one farrier visit
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