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Keeping Your Farrier

28/02/2017 by Andrew Bowe, www.barehoofcare.com

It happens every year on the day after Boxing Day. I can just about set my clock to it. Like most other ‘normal’ people, I will be ensconced in the pleasant afterglow of Christmas; mentally and physically luxuriating after the annual rush and madness to get everything finished before ‘Santa o’clock’. 

For a farrier, that means getting all of the clients’ horses ready for their holiday riding activities. Several extra-long days ensures that mission impossible is accomplished and the farrier can have a whole week off the tools. Even the ponies that Santa has just delivered don’t need to see the farrier for a while because his little helpers made sure they were right.