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    05-30-2012, 11:30 PM
Farrier ride along

So the farrier & his wife offered me a ride along! He offered at the last trim, but I didn't take him up on it, because I wasn't sure if he meant it, or was just making conversation. But he offered again today, and I took him up on it. Going tomorrow, to see 16 horses get shod. I'm new to horses, and I'm really excited to learn from him & his wife. My boyfriend looked at me like I was insane when I told him what I was doing. So my question is: would any of you guys jump at this opportunity, or am I really insane?
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    05-30-2012, 11:36 PM
Learing something new is never bad. Knowledge is invaluable!
    05-30-2012, 11:37 PM
I'd jump at it! :) Have fun learning!
    05-31-2012, 02:22 AM
I'd be on that faster than a blue jay on a June bug!
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    05-31-2012, 06:33 AM
Thanks. You guys made me feel normal again
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    05-31-2012, 09:04 AM
I've rode along with my farrier a few times, he does a lot of corrective work and I really like seeing the process and the thought that goes into it. I did turn him down once though when he asked if I'd go help to handle some...new owner with several mini jacks that had never been trimmed, yeah, no thanks!

It's never a bad idea to take advantage of an opportunity to learn more.
    05-31-2012, 09:16 AM
I'd love to ride along with my farrier, but I work full time and he's busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger!
    05-31-2012, 06:37 PM
Oh my goodness that was awesome. Did 18 horses, learned to make drill tech horseshoes, how to hot shoe, and next time I go, I'll get paid!
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    05-31-2012, 06:57 PM
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Wonderful! I used to love going out w/my DH when he was doing that. I saw so many different ways of keeping horses.
    05-31-2012, 10:21 PM
Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
Wonderful! I used to love going out w/my DH when he was doing that. I saw so many different ways of keeping horses.
Yeah I definitely saw different ways of doing things!
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