Making nice with my old farrier
Please give me your honest advice or what you would do in this situation....
Im so terrible with confrontation... When I first got thunder I used a farrier that was FABULOUS I mean wonderful. A little on the cowboy/quiet side, but did a great trim nonetheless. And he specified in mustang feet. Well, during the process of us trying to buy the house and I got all stressed out and wanted to move thunder to a new barn, I asked the farrier if he knew of any barns in the area taking boarders. He said his wife would let us use the place they were using. It was NOT by any means something that would work for my situation. I told him my barn was a big bad evil and I just had to get him out of there asap. Well, I told him I would think about it and let them know the following week. I never called him back and that was in april. I had gotten mixed up with closing on a house that never actually ended up closing, and I became extremely depressed and just used the barns farrier. I am still at the same place. The BO farrier does a decent trim I guess, but in 4 weeks, thunders got bowled out hooves and pretty decent chips and cracks. I have looked into all the other possibilities of weather, diet, ect and have come to determine it's the trim he's getting.
Thing is I'm too afraid of embarrassment to go back to my old farrier, even though I would love to start using him again. I feel like I might have hurt their feelings. Should I email them and feel out the water on how they feel about the situation??? Or should I just try and find someone else?