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        05-21-2010, 06:24 PM
      #1
    Trained
    Angry Just get UP HERE already!!

    So we live in th emddle of nowhere, basically on top of a frikkin' hill. Me and my trainer Toni live across the street from each other and we generally use the same farrier.

    But lately, NO FARRIER AT ALL WANTS TO COME UP! It is the most frustrating thing have ever had to deal with in my life! I call every farrier wityhin 50 miles and NONE of them want to drive ten miles up a county highway to get to Toni and I. It is RIDICULOUS!

    And when you have horses with special farrier needs its even WORSE! Annie needs silicone pads on all four feet or she'll get really sore and won't be able to walk. Toni has a gelding who gets those rubber tire pads. All of my horses generally need sliders. I sometimes put special eggbar shoes on Jester, depending on what I'm doing. My jumper that I'm borrowing from Toni until Annie is healed needs special shoes for jumping too. I'm already paying over $600 for every farrier visit. You'd think they would want to cme up here.

    And Toni has 35+ horses. Her personal riding horses, her competition horses, her lesson horses, the boarders, the foals, the studs, the broodmares.....Most of them need shoes. And to shoe all of her personal horses has got to be over a thousand every time, and then the boarders always want to join in the party so that's tons of extra horses. Even if she leaves half her horses barefoot she still has to put the pad son a few and sliders on most, and then just normal shoes on some other ones.

    And trimming too! Granted Dad knows how to do that himself, but his hoof trimmers have gone missing so now I have to work an extra two days to pay for that cost until we find a new one or the old one.

    I am thoroughly pissed off. It's been nearly 15 weeks. Annie's shoes are falling off her feet and she needs replacement pads. She's just starting to heal and I need to keep her feet taken care of. If they don't ge tup here soon I'll drag them all to their house and demand them shod, because I've been waiting forever and they keep backing out on us. They say its too far to drive. :roll:

    That's my farrier rant. Just had to vent after the seventh farrier I've called backed out on me today. -_-
         
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        05-21-2010, 06:30 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Sounds like its time to learn a new skill.
         
        05-21-2010, 06:42 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    I waited 2months for my farrier to come out once and I don't live that far out!!

    It must be the only job in the world where you cancel any time turn up late or just don't bother!!
         
        05-21-2010, 06:57 PM
      #4
    Started
    The distance you speak of is very negligible in my area. My trimmer drives around 60 miles(an hour) to my house. I would have to guess there is another reason no one wants to come to your barn.

    I find I have little trouble with a reputable farriers/trimmers if I have the horse ready, the horse is well behaved, and money is in hand. I also try my best to schedule the next trim at the time of the current trim.

    If your horses is that far overdue you need to remove the shoes asap. Buy a pair of nippers and a rasp and get after it.
         
        05-21-2010, 07:11 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Appyt -

    I can't think of a reason why they seem to hate me. My horses all stand still for the farrier, even my yearling who has only been trimmed once in her lifetime. They all pic up their feet, wait patiently, and Annie and Jester even place their foot on the stand on vocal command, and if they walk around the other side they lift the foot up and wait for them to take it. And the facilities are nice. We have a covered area for them to work and its not like me nor Toni are rude to them. I even try to be extra nice because its so hard to get them out here.

    I suppose it could be the hill. That wouldn't surprise me. But still, if I can haul a four horse and two horse trailer up that windy slope they can get a truck and tiny trailer up here no problem. Its just infuriating to me.
         
        05-21-2010, 08:33 PM
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    Started
    Didn't mean to sound judgmental. Perhaps ask if you can haul your horses to the farrier. Personally I'd get those shoes of asap. 15 weeks is way too long.
         
        05-21-2010, 08:43 PM
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    Ugh I had the same problem a while back. I had a farrier, who I thought was very reliable and did a good job. Well she just never showed up I called her several times and no reply. So, I started looking in the phone book, local add newspaper, and a horse directory thing, I called over 15 people and two of them called back. One wouldnt go out as far as I am, 20mins from town! The other wanted me to haul the horse to him. So I looked on craigslist and found the best shoer ever, always CALLS the day before the appointment to remind me he is coming out. Always returns my calls. Super great with my horse. Have you looked on craigslist?? I would give you this guys number I know he goes over to the canby area, but im not sure if he would go all the way to eagle point. Hehe, I just realized my new horse came from your area.
         
        05-21-2010, 08:55 PM
      #8
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by reining girl    
    ugh I had the same problem a while back. I had a farrier, who I thought was very reliable and did a good job. Well she just never showed up I called her several times and no reply. So, I started looking in the phone book, local add newspaper, and a horse directory thing, I called over 15 people and two of them called back. One wouldnt go out as far as I am, 20mins from town! The other wanted me to haul the horse to him. So I looked on craigslist and found the best shoer ever, always CALLS the day before the appointment to remind me he is coming out. Always returns my calls. Super great with my horse. Have you looked on craigslist?? I would give you this guys number I know he goes over to the canby area, but im not sure if he would go all the way to eagle point. Hehe, I just realized my new horse came from your area.
    Hehe, There are a lot more Oregon members here than I expected there to be. I didn't expect to have many

    Yeah, I've lookied on Craiglist. I haven't found much....I just left a new guy a message to see if he can come up from Medford, but the others don't seem to like me either.

    It has to be the hill. I know a lot of sissy drivers are afraid of it, even int he summer when its dry. And when its winter and cold I'm sure they hate it. Pssh. Wimps
         

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