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If Jeff Foxworthy Were A Farrier

A whimsical look at the horseshoeing profession

PROBABLY MOST HORSESHOERS are familiar with comic Jeff Foxworthy and his ever-evolving “You might be a redneck” routine. Well, with apologies to Mr. Foxworthy, here’s the view from the farrier profession.

You Might Be A Farrier ...

r If you think of getting kicked, bit, stepped on and repeated close encounters with horse manure as “just another day at the office....” 

r If you’re your own boss ... except for a hundred or so clients, some of whom happen to have hooves and four feet...

r If your chiropractor invites you to be the guest of honor at the opening of his new state-of-the-art office...

r If your wife finds the smell of burning horse hair kind of sexy...

r If you seem to see things more clearly when your eyes are just a few inches from your feet...

r If you go to a Monster Truck Rally and find yourself wondering how many fully loaded horseshoe racks one of those babies could handle...

r If you’re watching an infomercial for a new product on TV and instead of reaching for your credit card, you head out to the shop to see if you can’t build one of those things better and more cheaply...

r If you can’t remember the name of the most recent Kentucky Derby winner but know exactly what brand and weight of racing plate he was shod with...

r If your idea of a day off is going to a horseshoeing clinic...

r If you think…

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Pat Tearney

Pat Tearney is a long-term newspaper and magazine veteran writer and editor. Before retiring, he served for a number of years on the American Farriers Journal staff and continues to share his writing talents with our readers.

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