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post #1 of 6 Old 08-17-2009, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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I love my farrier!!!

My farrier came out earlier to shoe the fronts of both my mare and my geldng. He got my mare done fairly quickly... she gave him the usual 'wanting to tug away' problems, but was good.

Before he could start on my gelding, thogh, it came one of those 'summer showers' with the extremely cold rain... and it didn't lighten up much. He waited a bit, but when it idn't lighten up any, he finished shoeing my gelding in the rain (my gelding [3 years old, first shoeing ever] was perfect, he just got a little antsy at the end).

My farrier normally charges 35 dollars per horse for fronts. I was sure that He was going to charge me about 80 or 90 dollars, because he had to finish in the rain and got soaked... but instead, he took off 10 dollars and I only had to pay 60 dollars! He didn't tell me why he charged me less, either... Just laughed and said that he hadn't had to shoe a horse in the rain in a long time.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-17-2009, 08:11 PM
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Yay! A good thing! Nice to hear.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-18-2009, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yep. Though I do wonder why he didn't harge me as much as he charges others for fronts, especially when he could have easily upped it to a goof 90 bucks without a complaint from me, because he would have deserved the extra money for sure!

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-18-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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Awesome...nice guy.Wish we had a few farriers like that here!
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-18-2009, 11:23 PM
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He sounds like an awesome farrier and a keeper. Maybe the rain was a nice break from the summer heat and shoeing a perfect horse in the cool rain just put him in a good mood? Haha
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-19-2009, 10:17 AM
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Oh my lord! Our farriers charge 70$ for just the fronts PER horse. 35 is a steal!

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