A few reminders about your appointment with your trimmer or farrier.....
I'm very prompt as a rule, so please have horses ready when I arrive. Making me wait while you round up the herd over a 200 acre pasture with one halter takes up valuable time!
Have some flyspray available in the summer. It's impossible to ask the horses to stand quietly when they are being bitten bloody by the pests.
Have shade available or shelter from the rain. In the summer I absolutely cannot work in the direct sun. I work hard and sweat a lot, but standing in the sun too is enough to make me ill. Even a tree with shade works great! If it's pouring rain, we need a place to stay dry. While I won't melt in the rain....and I do enjoy it....my tools do not! Rust is not my friend and frankly driving around in wet clothes all day can be uncomfortable.
Teach basic ground manners to your horses. I don't mind training horses, but I'll charge you extra! Not really, and I do understand that young horses and new rescues may be less than behaved, but I do expect to see some improvement as we go along!
Please heed recommendations. You pay us for our knowledge......I have studied hard to learn about nutrition, the trim and whole horse health. My suggestions to improve hoof quality isn't for fun. I want a nice hoof just like you do and the more we can get on the same page, the better. Sometimes it's not possible to do everything, but any amount of compliance helps.
Talk with your trimmer or farrier. Let them know if there was a problem with the last trim. We can't fix what we don't know is wrong. Communication is the key!