I’ve spoken to a several farriers recently who are encouraging clients to come in to them to get their horses done.
I see Jeff Crane from White Stone Forge in the US is now doing the same:
It is very hard saying no and it’s hard driving all over the country side. I decided to fix up a place to shoe horses here for those who can haul in. I feel that this added service is one more option folks have if I can’t get to them.
I don’t know about Jeff but the farriers I’ve spoken to see it as a way to get more horses done, reduce the overheads of travel (particularly time) and be able to maintain their standard of work – having everything they need set up at the shoeing shop but also feeling fresher having not spent all day driving. And as Jeff says, a way to get the horses done that otherwise he might not be able to make it out to.
Looks like a smart more to me