A while back I asked my blacksmith what constituted a good client:
Someone with many horses and therefore much business?
Someone whose horses have difficult but expensive shoes? Easy but low-paying shoes?
Someone whose horses behave?
All my horses learn to stand for the blacksmith, load on trailers, ground-tie for grooming, etc. I was hoping this polite behavior was earning me extra points. If you have a good blacksmith, you want to keep him happy.
“Their checks clear.”
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My blacksmith’s favorite swearing sequence was “the richer they are, the worse they are about paying bills on time. The poorer they are, the more conscientious.”
Note to self, next time I have a regular blacksmith, pay in cash, and have exact change. I want my blacksmith to love me.
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