today i trimmed for a man :/ i never trim for men. none of my clients are men (some are couples i guess but it isn’t the same). and his mare is retiring and going away so i had to pull her 4 shoes as well. she was on the bad end of average about her front feet, annoying but not too terrible. but she has a hock injury on one hind and a stifle injury on the other. idek how a farrier was able to get shoes on the hinds because she was constantly kicking and yanking and trying to fall down even with her foot as low as i could manage.
and then at some point she was being really bad and he kept telling me to “just beat her with my rasp” and i was like uhh no? so he picked up my rasp while i was turned away, i guess in preparation to hit her if she did it again, but he dropped it. and on the cement floor it hit just right and a third of it broke off. i had literally just pulled that rasp out of the cardboard, it was brand new and my last new one.
sooooo then i had to use my dull rasp on a badly behaved horse and yeah it was stupid. he’s going to replace it but it won’t be the kind i like and just like… don’t touch my shit? thank god i don’t have to trim the mare anymore though because she’s going away for retirement. he was happy with the trim though, which i guess is good considering how badly he talked about other farriers the whole time. so maybe somehow some other business will come of it.