Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
My farrier comes out every 8 weeks and I pay him right then and there. However, if any are shod and they lose a shoe within 4 weeks of being put on he does not charge to come back out and replace that shoe. Needless to say, I can think of 1 occasion for sure, maybe 2, where he's had to do that in the 11 or 12 years he's been my farrier.
Like other have said, if he is refusing payments and making special trips just for your horse, send him home with a treat. Homemade cookies, cake, pie whatever it is you like to make. I'd also give him a cash bonus for Christmas.