Handler "Etiquette" during Farrier Visits
Okay, this is mainly a question directed to the Farriers out there but any other opinions are welcome too :)
I have always wondered what preference farriers have concerning the handling of the horse while actually being worked on by the farrier. Opinions?
Many moons ago when I was leasing a horse I had a rather 'rough' farrier. I wanted the horse to act right however I didn't want to interfere with his/her work or put the farrier in an unsafe position if I needed to reprimand the horse. Let's just say I reprimanded the horse and, to put it lightly, got majorally chewed out. I now hesitate correcting the horse because the farrier's safety always comes first.
So do you reprimand the horse (assuming it is warranted) while the farrier is working on it? Does the farrier reprimand the horse? If you follow the "3-second" rule for getting the horse in line do you even have time to correct his behavior because the farrier has to get out of the way first? Do you always stand on the same side as the farrier assuming the horse will move in the opposite direction of the people when reprimanded?