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. -_-