Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shenanigans

Being a farrier can be hard work.
When it is 70 degrees out and your in a tank top in front and beside several burning forges. Or your horse is a spoiled brat because the owner doesn't believe in handling it's feet.

I know, the rest of you guys are buried in snow or sloshing around in rain and mud.

Bummer because right now I am sitting in the shade in a tank top enjoying this nice weather. Just got back from riding my instructors horse, bitless I might add. I was sweating wearing a tank top and his saddle pads were wet.
Just gotta rub it in.

Working with horses feet is hard work. I don't ever get up in the morning and say "today I don't want to shoe a horse or trim some feet" I love doing this, I should have done this a long time ago. My hands scream out, "Please don't hit me with a hammer or catch my fingertips on nails or squash them between something totally irrelevant to horses" that happens a lot. Murphy's law.


But in all it's a little bit of a rodeo around here. Being one of four girls in a barn full of 30 or so guys you gotta cowgirl up and roll with the punches, or hammer heads on various parts of ones hands, hooves to the backside etc.

You gotta have a little fun.

Sometimes at a cute furry ponies expense. For the record both of my feet were planted on the ground. No backs were swayed in the taking of this picture.


I apologize cute furry mini. At least your lamanitic feets are back looking somewhat normal again.
yup, white mini's. I am moving up the horse ladder. Indigo would be jealous though I think she prefers rolling around in the mud I hear we have going on back home.

15 comments:

Kate said...

Like the pictures - sweet mini!

Dreaming said...

The shot with the hot shoe burning the hoof is fabulous. I can almost smell it!
The mini looks so appreciative of the hug.
Thanks for the post and letting us know how you are doing. So glad to hear that you love it.

Mare said...

Haha, I'm jealous about that weather! The mini pictures are adorable!

Dom said...

Great photos! I think barefoot is all around best for our horses, but I do miss the sights, sounds, and smells of traditional farriery. Cute mini, too.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That mini has the sweetest look in its eye.

achieve1dream said...

I'm enjoying the same awesome weather! So rub it in all your want hehehehe! :D I love the picture of you "riding" the mini lol. Too cute. Glad you're having fun.

Crystal said...

haha the mini is too cute! Could you send some warm weather up north please???

Rising Rainbow said...

Oh, what I wouldn't give for some warm weather. I think lit's awesome you're getting exposed to laminitic hooves and probably all kinds of other weird things. What a great learning experience.

I'll bet Indigo would be jealous if she saw you with that cute little thing. LOL

Jessie McCandless said...

Love the pictures of you with the mini!! I bet you are enjoying the Oklahoma weather, comparitively! I imagine it's very hard work--you certainly must be in good shape by now. Keep up all the good work. :)

tangerine said...

This is so cool! I've always wanted to learn some farriery, but I'm not one to do something halfway and I can tell you're not either. Have fun and watch your fingers!

lisa said...

You go girl! One out of thirty, you lucky girl you ;-)

MaryAshley said...

Those dang minis! I hear they're the worst. Glad to see you hanging in there and becoming an amazing farrierwoman!

— MA
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Far Side of Fifty said...

It is good to hear from you..yes you just soak up that weather! Great photos and it sounds like you like it..so that is a good thing..great photos too..that Mini is awfully cute:)

Shirley said...

Those little ponies steal your heart in a hurry! Just curious, do they teach the barefoot trim there, and are you planning on studying it?

gtyyup said...

Looks and sounds like you're havi' a great time! Yes, you're rubbin' that good weather all over us ;~) Glad all is well~

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