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Top Ten Ways to Get Rid of Your Farrier

# 10. Have your horse shod once a year, then complain to everyone you know; "the shoes just fell off!".
# 9. Do not handle your horses feet at all. Especially the young ones.
# 8. Make sure your horses are loose in the pasture when the farrier arrives. The larger the pasture, the better.
# 7. Read horse magazines so that you can instruct your farrier on the latest shoeing techniques.
# 6. Fill the shoeing area with as many obstructions as possible. Dogs and children count extra.
# 5. Be sure to feed the other horses while the farrier is working.
# 4. Lead the horses through mud before bringing them to be trimmed or shod.
# 3. Don't clean your stalls & don't use fly spray.
# 2. Complain about the bill shortly after pointing out and discussing the huge price of your new truck, daughter's horse, boat, etc.
# 1. Always wait until the last minute to schedule your appointments; insist that the farrier come right away. Then, delay paying the bill as long as possible.

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