Thursday, March 8, 2007
A visit from the farrier
This is Randy, our farrier, putting shoes on one of the horses that are boarded here. Adam and Jessica are trying out these plastic (or something like plastic) shoes on both their horses this time. The farrier had never used them before, so we're all watching with interest to see how they do.
Tude looks pretty laid-back here, doesn't he? That's because he has to be sedated in order to have shoes put on. He is rather drunk in this picture, and Jessica is holding his head up.
I had Randy trim Libby's hooves. She did so-so. Since I was holding her, I didn't get any pictures. She did try, once, to kick him with her right hind foot. I'm hoping she'll improve. Those who know me know I have a tendency to cut my losses if there's a problem with a horse. I handle her feet every time I have her out, and have never had a problem. But of course it doesn't take long for me to pick out her hooves. The farrier has to spend considerably more time on each foot, and put her in different positions.