Wednesday, January 13, 2010

someone got new shoes today...


dare: try putting shoes, even with lots of help, on 2,000+ lbs...

9 comments:

from our front porch... said...

Hopefully you have a Farrier that has much experience working with large hooved animals!
I have found that over 25 years plus in working with the Equine breed, a good Blacksmith is worth their weight in Gold! It does not matter the size of the horse! Try shoeing a one year old with corrective shoes...for the first time. Ugh!

I have such admiration for the professional Farrier. Putting shoes on a horse is a rather precarious job. They must know EVERY nerve in the hoof etc. to NOT disable the horse, making him lame or beyond! And what a back-breaking job...None of the Farriers I have used over the years have made it past age 45!!!
What a career :)

cityfarmer said...

oh those kind of shoes ... one lucky equestrian

Kelle said...

WOW, what a rig! Is this horse bad to shoe? Do you have a farrier or does GG do this now? My Dh trims our Fjords hooves, but wouldn't dare do the shoeing, it's to easy to cripple them if you get to close to the quick.

Blessings,
Kelle

Home Sweet Home said...

We know of a farrier who did just a lousy job on our neighbours horse, that it crippled the horse for a long time...the healing process was horrible.

But looks like everything went well at your end.

Blessings,
Connie

Happy Days said...

Does he not like to get his shoes put on? I had to use a stock like that one time on my Junior who happened to be having a bad day and in order to reshoe him had to put him in the stock. He finally was a good boy, but we did all four while he was in there. He nearly knocked the whole thing over he was in such a state. Over what?? we had no idea. He was always good before that day and after that day would stand quietly. Just never know...debbie

Kelle said...

Ang,
Please stop by our blog, we've given you an award. Thank you for sharing your life with us, it's so inspiring.
Blessings,
Kelle

Homemaker Ang said...

The reason we do this is so the horse can rest his foot. He is 2,150 lbs. If he takes a "break" he could hurt himself or hurt us... This way he is just relaxed with his hoof at rest all the time although he was not happy in the stocks...

it takes about a 1/2 hour to dress and shoe each foot.

Ben said...

It's like Yoga for horses! :)

One question. You mentioned in your blog that the last would last all summer, but later in that same post you said it lasted until May. What do you do after that?

Ben's mom

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

What kind of horses are they? They are so big and beautiful!

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