You know when you switch farriers trying to find the right one? What happens when the old farrier decides to hate you?
Long story but I bought my mare from my old farrier, bad idea. I wanted to try another farrier, she told me that it is my horse so my choice when it came to farriers. I thought we left on good terms.
Fast forward a year, to a few days ago, I helped a lady with her horse. I said I don't use your farrier anymore, but make sure she takes off lots of toe and heel because the ponys feet were very overgrown. Plus moving stiffly.
The woman mentioned I was helping and the farrier processed to tell her, I was scared of horses and was making up health problems for Spice, or was making her sick! I said that no that isn't true but if she wasn't comfortable with me working with her horse that's okay, no hard feels. She said no she was fine with me working, because people have been separating things like she abused her horses, that they were all mean and bad. Yes she does buy and sell horses/ponies offend, but if you talk to her you find out why. She spoils her horses rotten, but she cares for them, cares the farrier and vet regularly. They just are not good horses for her, hence why she asked for help with this one.
But the problem is she's telling people that I'm a horrible person or owner, that makes me upset because people don't know me are going to have a horrible opinion before you meet me. Bad when the community is small, and the horse community smaller, and I own a tack shop. Yeah this is a rant.