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post #1 of 11 Old 05-30-2012, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 11 Old 05-30-2012, 11:36 PM
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-30-2012, 11:37 PM
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I'd jump at it! :) Have fun learning!

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post #4 of 11 Old 05-31-2012, 02:22 AM
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I'd be on that faster than a blue jay on a June bug!
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-31-2012, 09:04 AM
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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!

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-31-2012, 09:16 AM
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I'd love to ride along with my farrier, but I work full time and he's busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger!

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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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post #9 of 11 Old 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.
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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.
Yeah I definitely saw different ways of doing things!
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