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04 May 2010 @ 08:32 am
Black and Whites in Life - Week 18  

 Black and Whites in Life
Week 18 – First Shoes of the Season

The farrier came out this week to give our horses their first set of shoes for the year. The typical-average horse here is shod for 6 to 8 months of the year and goes bare the other 4 to 6. Weather is a large factor in when and how long the shoes are on; work load is the other. Unless there is a problem requiring the farrier to return early, the horses next shoe fitting will be in 6 to 8 weeks.

Previous week:  Cattle Country   

Next week:  Some Eagle Ridge Ranch Scenery  

Begining of the Project:  Jazz & Prowl’s Home  


mmouse: Jazz AHM4mmouse15 on May 13th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
I missed this because I went camping!

Did any of the horses snuffle Jazz or Prowl?
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on May 13th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Camping is a lot better than hanging out in the city staring at a computer! Did you have good weather?

Actually yes they got snuffles plus. I had a very curious horse making it very difficult to get a shot. Harley, the bay who was in a pic a few weeks back was actually tied just to the left of the anvil. Being his usual overly social and friendly self (and in this case I could add nuisance for both me and the farrier) he kept shoving his nose into the two boys. I have to admit Jazz and Prowl both took a couple of dives along with the hammer. And with the wind blowing as it was Jazz and Prowl really didn't need the extra help.

I hope the time spent to catch up on my pics was worth it/enjoyed.

I appreciate your comments.

mmouse: Prowl AHM4mmouse15 on May 13th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
We had wind the first day, but the second day was delightful weather, and on the third day, we packed first, then went for our hike and lunch - it started spattering rain just as we were leaving! Perfect timing, and we saw so many different birds, which is what we're studying this year. It was awesome!

I wondered! Our horses could never NOT snuffle everything! I love horses for their friendly curiosity.

Yes, it was! It always is - I enjoy your creativity!