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Farrier Recommendation Needed - Rutherford/Cannon County TN

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    Farrier Recommendation Needed - Rutherford/Cannon County TN

    I'm looking to switch farriers. Since ours moved to Nashville from Murfreesboro over a year ago, making appointments has become more complicated, as Farrier work is no longer his primary job (he is also a musician).

    I have two that are barefoot (a medium pony and a small horse), then there's my big guy (17.2h draft cross) that is currently in front shoes, barefoot behind. Nothing special or extraordinary hoof wise, really.

    I'm on the eastern end of Rutherford County - I'm actually closer to Woodbury. So Cannon county farrier would also work.

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated. TIA
    ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~

    I really lucked out when I found my current farrier on this website two years ago. Sadly for me but great for her, she is also going to school for nursing; meaning depending where you live she might not be able to travel that far. I am quite a bit south of you and she lives further SE of me.

    Good luck with your search


      Original Poster

      Thanks walkinthewalk . I did come across that website last night when googling, but with so many choices. who to choose? lol

      We've only really had three farriers in nearly 17 years. Farrier #1 my pony really, really didn't like - so after a couple of years of trying to get the pony to "like" him, we moved on to a super guy who everyone loved, that was recommended by a neighbor that has a horse rescue. When he retired 3 years ago, his longtime apprentice took over his business. We've been fortunate.
      ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


        Here's the strictly barefoot list if you don't need shoes.

        I went hunting for it to see if Nora Miller's name is still there and it is. If this list is current, she lives in Monterey but did come to Murfreesboro at one time. I don't know her personally, but the lady in Murfb who has a boarding barn liked her,

        I've been out of that particular loop of horse folks for several years so Nora may not be trimming anymore; hopefully she could recommend someone


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          Bumping my own thread. Still looking...

          Trial #1 - waited for hours on appointment day - called and texted them several times - never showed - finally called me back next day and said I wrote apt down wrong - didn't, but ok - made 2nd apt - waited three and half hours for them to show - finally show up, no explanation, like they were there when they said they would be - spent all of 45 min on three horses - everybody sore after trim - not using them again!

          Trail #2 - showed up on time - did good job - took time with horses - went well - happy... until they said I misunderstood price - was $10 more than quoted - ok, tore up check and wrote new one - made next apt 5 weeks out - second apt goes fine, until payment time - says they told me $20 more this time from last time. and I had simply "forgot" again - okay, whatever - made third apt - about 10 days out I text them and say vet says senior horse is too short up front still and we need to extend this cycle two weeks to let him grow a bit more (having some lameness issues caused in part by trial #1 farrier lopping off way too much hoof) - the trail #2 farrier says they can't/won't do that (wait 2 weeks) and I need to find someone else, that horses must be trimmed every 4 to 5 weeks, period.

          This shouldn't be so difficult!
          ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


            I still have the therapeutic farrier I mentioned last year. She's a great barefoot trimmer as well. She is in Winchester, over in Franklin County but may consider traveling up your way for three horses. She's on hiatus from nursing school as that cost a lot of money.

            She is AFA certified and interned under Ric Redden.

            Reasonably priced and consistent on fees.

            I can PM her phone, if you might be interested. By and large she is punctual and will text me if she's running behind.


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              Sent you a PM walkinthewalk .
              ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


                I used Jennifer Vallieres our of Woodbury for a couple years. She’s at the top of the barefoot link that walkinthewalk shared. I know most of the folks on that barefoot list that service middle TN, so feel free to PM if you want the inside info, for better or for worse.
                Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO