How to Trim a Difficult Horse

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Of all the things that make being a farrier a difficult job, dealing with horses that would prefer you not do your job on them is probably the hardest. Difficult horses mean longer hours, shorter tempers and stiffer muscles the next day. In the worst situations, they mean real danger for both farrier and owner. Here is a roadmap for making the trimming and shoeing experience a positive one, even for the most difficult of horses.