Originally Posted by sandy2u1
Thanks everyone for you comments. Should I take it up with the barn owner or the trainer? We did all our communications through the trainer, but of course, she was employed by the BO? I wish I had not been so trusting and just assumed it had been done...I should have checked.
First question - is the farrier at the trainer the same farrier you normally use? No, they used their own farrier.
Second question - is this farrier the same one that has been seeing your horse while you have owned it?
This is the first time I have used this particular farrier.
So you are dealing with two completly new farriers? And you are ready to automatically take the word of the new farrier?
If it had truly been 15 weeks since your horse was trimmed, you would know it. As far as the knee cap and 6-8 week trim/reset - it has nothing to do with the knee cap. Horses should be seen every 6-8 weeks when they are shod. Winter they can typically go 8-10 and summer sometimes need to be reset as soon as 4.
I truly would approach the conversation with the trainer an open mind and not automatically take the word of the new farrier.