I've blogged before about the importance of farriers maintaining (and raising) the standard of work when things are financially tight. It doesn't always seem the most obvious approach but increasing the overall quality rather than cutting corners and defaulting to inferior shoes and tools will often pay dividends in the long run. But there are …
Farrier excuses: "The dog ate my diary"
Farrier excuses: "There was something stuck in the foot so I'm just letting out the nasty juices"
Farrier excuses: "My stud holes were perfect, you must have been using the wrong sized studs"
Farrier excuses "I've been shoeing in the hills today out of reception and didn't get your cellphone message"
Farrier excuses: "Your cheap hoof oil must've dissolved the nails, that's why the shoe came off"
The next handful of farrier blog posts are going to be some excuses that are sometimes used by farriers. Please let me know in the comments if you have any good ones either that you've heard or even used yourself. If you're a farrier, please feel free to add these to your arsenal 🙂
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 …