Farrier Wanted Swan Valley Area

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by kathera, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. kathera

    kathera Active Member

    Hiya Stockies

    Ok unfortunately last time our farrier was out, he was asked to leave due to his angry, ruff handling and abusive methods!!

    Unfortunately only my horse was done though and my friends missed out prior to his departure!

    Does anyone have any farriers they can PM me numbers for, for Swan Valley (Millendon)

    I had used the same guy for years with different horses, but seems he has not patience for younger horses..:mad:

    These horses arnt naughty - they are
    1 - young and fidgety and the other - weve had him a week, but his only bad behaviour was he reaches his leg forward and not up and back (front) NO rearing, or kicking etc.

  2. nannygoat

    nannygoat Gold Member

    Do you need shoes or just trims?

    Are you reguarly picking up their feet to help train a better behaviour?
  3. kathera

    kathera Active Member

    shoes ideally, but he desperately needs a trim

    Yes, absolutely - he is getting heaps of training on this, different people, male and female. the horse was only picked up 3 days before farrier around so didnt really have a chance prior, but his feet really need doing now! look like about 8 or 9 weeks since shoes last off / trimmed.
  4. SexyRitzy

    SexyRitzy Well-known Member

    Sent you a PM **)
  5. JustJam

    JustJam Well-known Member

    Sent you a PM too :))
  6. kathera

    kathera Active Member

    thanks for the PM's - left messages with them all!! much appreciated :)
  7. Nightsky

    Nightsky Guest

    goshhhh how does this happen.....#(my little magget constantly misbehaved in her younger days and both farriers I've had were excellent .... keep hearing stories like this, thats terrifying !!! hope you find a nice one this time.
  8. kathera

    kathera Active Member

    Yep heard of it but never had to deal with it!

    I can understand a farrier wanting to preserve their health ie less back strain on perfectly behaved horses, they are in high demand so can pick and choose..

    gives you the s..t's though when you have to find a new one and horse meanwhile is falling over his feet!

    also, you would think they could have more patience and want to help a horse, not just get pissed off and make the situation worse by scaring everyone involved!

    ah well rant rant... wish i was in a job where could throw away clients cause a horse is a bit difficult, even when been a client for several years...
  9. goog

    goog Well-known Member

    If anyone could PM me some numbers that would be great sorry to hi jack the thread. My farrier is a little unreliable lately has missed the last three appointments I've made and I book six weeks ahead and usually give him a bit extra or a few beers for his efforts as i only have the one to trim but I can't seem to entice him to be reliable.
  10. kathera

    kathera Active Member

    Pm me your email goog I will send you the ones I've been given
  11. Kyliek

    Kyliek New Member

    I know a brilliant
    farrier.. Please let me know and I'll be very happy

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