Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
I guess there is no point in talking about this anymore, as it seems that you won't hear the things (or respond) to the things you don't want to hear.
All you are saying is that he was early. That's fine, got that loud and clear - I don't care if he wasn't scheduled to be there, just showed up, was someones child - whatever. Your horse offered to nip = bite someone.
In human terms if someone offers violence against me, I can use deadly voice against them. Your farrier had every right to hit your horse. My horse would be whopped into next week for trying to do that, and guess what - he doesn't.
It's a shame that your aggressive horse is the victim here in your mind. Good luck with your next farrier, and the one after him, and the one after him.