Originally Posted by DancingArabian
I understand that horses are horses and can be unpredictable and emergencies arise, yadda yadda.
However, a repeat offender would get THEIR time wasted. If I had a farrier that didn't show up, I would schedule a different farrier to come at the designated time and not tell the original one. Let them figure it out.
But then again, I can be a bit of a jerk.
Nope, you are not a jerk, just responsible. Too many people have never run their own business and don't know that this is how you lose business. Good businessmen wear a watch, and arrive early for appointment. I had farrier problems, too, and I found a young, Amish farrier, starting his business, some 7 years ago. Even when I don't trailer to his place, when he gets driven--sometimes, like tomorrow, he'll get a ride from his place and travel an hour to do customers in my area--he's on time, or just a few minutes late. We also calls me, even if we play phone tag until we connect.
A chronically late trainer makes your wonder about what training they can deliver.
Nope, not a jerk, just courteous.