It is a nice morning to shoe a rather tough horse.
I have had plans to do a variety of farrier related media series for a long, long time. Over the last year or so, I have been slowly but steadily putting things together. You can see some of those parts and pieces if you scroll through the blog here. I think I have some good…Continue reading →
The day before my little Christmas vacation I took a quick trip down to a new barn for a long time favorite client. A lot of this video is actually just a timelapse of driving to and from. I don’t know why I just loving watching timelapses of driving. Don’t judge.
The bit of trimming starts at 5:00 if you want.
Word to the wise: when you bring a horse in from the field, it is a good idea to let them have a couple of minutes in their stall so this doesn’t happen. I know better, but thought I might get away with it and save a couple of minutes. Taking short cuts is almost…Continue reading →
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 →
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, therefore cold shod will do.