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post #1 of 7 Old 05-19-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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The Old Farrier

You know when you switch farriers trying to find the right one? What happens when the old farrier decides to hate you?

Long story but I bought my mare from my old farrier, bad idea. I wanted to try another farrier, she told me that it is my horse so my choice when it came to farriers. I thought we left on good terms.

Fast forward a year, to a few days ago, I helped a lady with her horse. I said I don't use your farrier anymore, but make sure she takes off lots of toe and heel because the ponys feet were very overgrown. Plus moving stiffly.

The woman mentioned I was helping and the farrier processed to tell her, I was scared of horses and was making up health problems for Spice, or was making her sick! I said that no that isn't true but if she wasn't comfortable with me working with her horse that's okay, no hard feels. She said no she was fine with me working, because people have been separating things like she abused her horses, that they were all mean and bad. Yes she does buy and sell horses/ponies offend, but if you talk to her you find out why. She spoils her horses rotten, but she cares for them, cares the farrier and vet regularly. They just are not good horses for her, hence why she asked for help with this one.

But the problem is she's telling people that I'm a horrible person or owner, that makes me upset because people don't know me are going to have a horrible opinion before you meet me. Bad when the community is small, and the horse community smaller, and I own a tack shop. Yeah this is a rant.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-19-2013, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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just noticed for some reason spread became separated?
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-19-2013, 02:59 PM
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Just be positive, the horse community can be very clique-ish.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-19-2013, 03:00 PM
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Just ignore it, there's really nothing you can do, and what she says about YOU says more about her to the people she's spreading rumours to, let her talk and I bet people will build opinions of HER and she will lose business- clients don't want to know their farrier will talk to people about them behind their backs.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-20-2013, 09:01 PM
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Peops who spread untruths in small communities are usually known for this and ignored. Prolly the reason why the lady who informed you of what the farrier said it didn't matter to her and wanted you to continue to work with her horses.
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-20-2013, 09:14 PM
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I don't Know????

You told the woman something unflattering about the farrier.
The farrier told the woman something unflattering about you.

It hurt your ego, but it hurt the farriers business.

Quid pro quo! Or however it is spelled.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-20-2013, 09:21 PM
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I seriously have zero horse friends-- not because im unsocial or un friendly-- i can not stand most other horse people-- Theyre either gossiping or talkin bad to ya- Im the kinda person that if youre talkin about me ill knock your teeth plumb out of your head and they dont like that either, lol.

I really only get along with the older horse folks- for one they know what theyre talkin about and for two they dont talk trash to nobody! let her run her mouth- People will figure out shes a lie when they meet you or see your horses anyway!
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