Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boulder, colorado
My horses would never be allowed to be that disrespectful. Though, labeling this abuse is a travesty.
That horse obviously needs additional training & handling. The farrier is there to do a job, which got done, and the horse & farrier walked away. Neither seemed traumatized by the experience.
The farrier obviously had handled horses like this before and it's no accident he didn't get hurt. I wouldn't want to get anywhere near that horses feet with it acting the fool to a pat on the side. Furthermore, that horse could have released itself from pressure when it was tied by simply walking forward.
Sure you could do it a more gentle way but, that isn't the farriers job. I doubt he wants to spend all afternoon working on one clients horse when he probably has a full days worth of clients to get to. That's the horses owners job to make sure the horse can pick up its feet. If anyone is going to call abuse call abuse on the guy who didn't spend more time on his horses behavior and training.
What's this guy to do? He has just met this horse, and was told he has a nasty tude especially towards his feet. I'm sure the horse didn't get that rep overnight. Should he be expected to put himself in the line of fire just because some yahoo (who clearly doesn't know squat about handling his own horse) says he's good about his front feet being done?
life has no remote control hitch them up and drive them your self
Last edited by Ashleysmardigrasgirl; 01-04-2014 at 05:07 PM.