I feel sorry for the Horse!
Usually around the 1st of the year, I get alot of calls from parents who got their son or daughter a "pony" for Christmas. Usually the horse was either dirt cheap or free and they have no clue how to take care of it. When the customer hears what the farrier costs will be they usually scoff at how often the feet need to be done. That's just a small price compared to everything else they may need to do with that horse. The one that's paying the ultimate price is the horse. Nowadays a person can pretty much get a free horse anywhere but little do they know that there is really no such thing. Between time and money it takes alot of work. I really wish that some sort of mandatory class would be required for new horse owners to purchase a horse, just like a person has to do when they get their drivers liscense.