I was sitting around Sunday evening relaxing; thinking about what to get done around the farm with a bit of extra time this week. Then a text came in with the question. “Can you shoe an extra 15-20 horses this week?” Sometimes things just work out. I admit, I was ready for some standing upright,…Continue reading →
It’s more than usual, that’s for sure. The heat and humidity has been intense and I’ve been adding a lot of forge and grinder to sweeten up the farrier stank. This is nothing new, of course. August is always this way. This has no bearing on anything, but I like to watch the weather in…Continue reading →
The veterinarian recommended rim pads for this horse. He is generally foot sore and needs a little bit of protection for his hooves.
I fell down like an old fat man and busted my shoulder. I can probably change my shirt today, but I don’t know about working on left hooves.Continue reading →
The majority of the time, I hot fit. This horse is unlikely to stick around if I try it on him, so is cold shod.
Occasionally, I come across a horse shoe that looks like this. For whatever reason, this horse kicks it’s stall wall and warps his hind shoe in the toe. It seems that it would make the horse lame, but surprisingly, I don’t know that I have ever seen lameness in the few situations where this happens….Continue reading →