"It's ok, you can shoe him tonight because... We have lights!”
On the phone, "he's not been done for a while...."
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 🙂
What the horse owner says: "Do you mind if I watch and ask questions?" What the farrier hears: "I'm having a go myself next time"
What the horse owner says: "i'll be at work but my teenage son will hold the horse for you" What the farrier hears: "My teenage son hates horses and everything about them. He'll be miserable and hopeless holding the horse but I'm desperate to get my horse shod before the show"