DESCRIPTION: A Galtee farmer sells a mare at Enniscorthy fair. The buyer clips and trims it like a racehorse. Fooled, the farmer buys it back for double his price. His wife recognizes the mare and calls him a fool for trimming it because it will get sick.
EARLIEST DATE: 1985 (IRTravellers01)
KEYWORDS: farming humorous horse trick hair
FOUND IN: Ireland
Bill Cassidy, "Enniscorthy Fair" (on IRTravellers01)
The Galtee Farmer
The Galtee Mare
The Rusty Mare
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