Friday, December 21, 2012

Nice Treat From Farrier




This was a special holiday note that we got from a farrier that the ranch used once last summer in a pinch. He is not the ranch's regular farrier nor mine, but I thought this was a very nice idea for customers or potential customers. We got a note and a coupon for discounted trims this winter, a sprig of greenery and a candy cane. I feel like it's too late this year, but I do need to get myself organize to do a little something for the farriers and other horsey people that helps us with our equines, too!

I liked this farrier and wouldn't hesitate to use him in a pinch, but I like the farrier I am using. My Boy is great for him, but as a yearling Luna is still learning.  Needless to say she tests his patience but he is patient with her. Last time she was trimmed she was pulling a lot on her hind leg and he took her from me and walked a few feet away and just worked on yielding her hind and front end a little, as well as backing up, etc. She responded well to him and I think was quite surprised to be put to work a bit. He brought her back over and she was fine on that hind as he finished. He also tries to use the hoof stands off and on which she tolerates a little but needs to get used to. I'm partially guilty and am not handling her legs and hooves as much as I should, at least not now that winter is here. I was pretty good about it last spring and summer.

Did you do anything special for your horsey farrier's or vets this time of year?

I can't believe Christmas is almost here!

Ranch Girl

6 comments:

Fort Western Stores said...

How great! I love getting cards.

Paint Girl said...

What a cute idea! I don't get my farrier or vet anything. But I probably should give something to my farrier. I have been using him for 7 yrs and he is awesome. And I like how your farrier works with Luna instead of hitting her or losing his patience because she is not cooperating. You definitely do not want them to become fearful of the farrier!
I will see you in a couple days! Can't wait to see you! (Ranch boy and little E too)!

Crystal said...

Merry Christmas!!! I love my farrier too, he is so knowledgeable, doesn't mind my "crazy" questions and really genuinely likes horses. And a bonus his wife is a vet so they can work together if need be :) I have never thought of getting him something but maybe I should.

AmberRose- Girl With a Dream said...

merrry christmas thats such a sweet thought xx

fernvalley01 said...

MY farrier and my vet both got one of my calenders from me for the past few years , they work on some of the critters in the calender so I think they like the connection
Merry Christmas to you and yours

Mikey said...

That is such a cute idea, I think I'll use it next year :)