I am not trying to say your neighbour didn't do a bad job at all - does look a bit messy, but from looking at those pics, I get a different story. Not trying to assume anything, just telling what I see.
You asked someone, of who's skills & knowledge you don't know much. He *apparently*(don't want to jump to conclusions with little info) did a bad job. You have your horse shod but don't know how, or have the tools to remove a loose shoe in case of emergency. For that much excess wall to be cut, it appears your horse was WAY overdue for farriery. With only those pics, can't get a clear idea, but must ask, what exactly did your farrier do aside from tack on shoes? I wouldn't be so angry with your neighbour.
I don't know how long your horse had been shod before the shoe coming loose, but the guy didn't rip the shoes off & didn't rip out clenches - assuming he only cut wall & not into sole, it looks like there was a HUGE amount of excess wall, so much so that he was able to just nip it all right off above the nails even!
I only asked him because I know he shoes his own racehorses and has previously done my mare, who he did a nice tidy job on for me, and I was worried that with mitch scratching his face with his hooves that he might rip his face open and I couldn't get hold of my farrier.
I know the basics of how to pull a shoe, and my grandad has the tools that I'm supposed to have but I haven't gotten them home yet.
He was far overdue yes, but we had rung several times before he had gotten due to have his shoes done, and had not gotten hold of my farrier.. I have since found out the reason for that though and that's why I have his cellphone number now.
Not a lot really, from my point of view anyway, but I was busy holding my horse still so I wasn't really watching his work this time.
He had the shoes on for about 8 weeks before they come loose, we started trying to contact the farrier at about week 5 because his hooves grow like no tomorrow in summer here. I;m too quick to fire up I will be the first to admit that, the reason I was so angry at the time though was that he has done my mare before and she has been fine, and he shoes his own (successful) racehorses.. And then this happens, I just can't figure out why.
I think nipping it off above the nails was what he was trying to do, but by the looks of the pieces of hoof with the nails in them (which are on my front door step) he has cut the shoe off at the bottom off the hoof, then cut the hoof with the nails still in it.. Wouldn't it be easier to cut the clenches and pull the shoe?