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    11-30-2011, 04:29 PM
  #1
Showing
Gotta love farrier day!!

Yesterday was farrier day at my house for about half my herd. Brother had a free day (he juggles me in whenever he can around his regular customers) and decided to come spend it with me and the horses that were getting a bit long in the hoof. I managed to snap a few pictures of some of the ones that he did .

I wish I had thought to get pix when he was doing Rafe, Jesse, Denny, and Nester, but they were done before I remembered I had a new phone LOL.

I managed to get a couple of pictures of him doing Olen, my 34" tall mini-burro who will be turning 28 in a couple of months. Considering brother is over 6' tall, it just looked rather hilarious.




The only other ones I got pictures of were Dobe and Taz. Dobe, of course, stood there like a champ...






And Taz was feeling his oats a bit but stood after a bit of correction. It's hard to beleive that he's already about 18 months old.

"Hey, what are you doing down there???"


"Ugh, I'm tired of standing still, gimme my foot back"


"Fine, I'll stand nice like a good horse *grumblegrumble*"


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    11-30-2011, 07:18 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Beyond jealous that your 18month old will stand for the farrier....Rodeo will have none of that!!! Last time the farrier came he reared, kicked, and did countless other "tricks" . Needless to say I was embarrassed, and not too happy about the entire situation.

So I showed the farrier that he could, and knew how to stand still, he just wont do it for the farrier, I just don't understand it, but I am determined to have him standing the next time the farrier comes out!!!

Great pics!! And love how he is kneeling to trim your first little guy :)
     
    11-30-2011, 07:25 PM
  #3
Showing
LOL, Taz had his share of wrestling matches with Jason when he was younger, but he was much smaller then and easier to just say "Nope, you can't have your foot until you stand". Now, it's more of a whiny kid "But I don't wanna" thing that he does. A couple of taps with the handle of the nippers or an elbow and he settles right down.

A big part of it has to do with the fact that he's not used to anyone but me handling his feet. He stands perfectly for me but tries to pull away from Jason. *Shrug*

LOL, surprisingly enough, we had more trouble out of Olen than we did any of the big horses. He hates having his backs handled and it's a huge fight with him every time. We usually end up with one person holding his head while the farrier wedges him up against a fence panel so he can't scoot away .
     
    11-30-2011, 07:30 PM
  #4
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
LOL, Taz had his share of wrestling matches with Jason when he was younger, but he was much smaller then and easier to just say "Nope, you can't have your foot until you stand". Now, it's more of a whiny kid "But I don't wanna" thing that he does. A couple of taps with the handle of the nippers or an elbow and he settles right down.

A big part of it has to do with the fact that he's not used to anyone but me handling his feet. He stands perfectly for me but tries to pull away from Jason. *Shrug*

LOL, surprisingly enough, we had more trouble out of Olen than we did any of the big horses. He hates having his backs handled and it's a huge fight with him every time. We usually end up with one person holding his head while the farrier wedges him up against a fence panel so he can't scoot away .

That's how Rodeo is, I can hold onto his feet in any funky postition that I can get them into, he lets me stretch all four legs out without a single issue. Have our farrier comes out, and he rips his feet from his hands. I have seen farrier's trim 100s of horses when I was at school, and not once have I ever seen a horse rip his feet from the farrier, that Rodeo can. Its amazing, but very very naughty at the same time! But the farrier gave us a few things to work on that he was doing, and that Rodeo was putting up a fight about, but every time I do it, he does it perfectly :(

So Im afraid that he might just always be a bit naughty for the farrier, but we are going to work on it, and hopefully it will get batter. I do have to say that the farrier I had in wv let him get away with it, so that didnt help any....thats too funny though. Strong little guy!!!
     
    11-30-2011, 08:16 PM
  #5
Weanling
Our farrier is coming out soon as well! I'm psyched since it's the first time I'll get to be there when Izzie gets trimmed. I was living in MI with her in KY for the first 4ish months that I've owned her, so the farm owner handled her. Said she's the best out of all of them though :) Should be fun!
     
    11-30-2011, 08:21 PM
  #6
Showing
Good pics. Taz has sure got the pouty face down doesn't he?
     
    11-30-2011, 10:02 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I LOVE Dobe! He is stunning. And Taz is looking great!
     
    11-30-2011, 10:27 PM
  #8
Trained
Your bro is a farrier? How cool & convenient is that?! My farrier was out today he came while I was at work. He's been my farrier for 20 years & my horses are super well behaved, so I don't need to be there. He did phone me at work tonight & told they were done & I leave the cash here in town at my work & his wife picks it up. Ok I guess that's convenient, so I guess I don't need a brother that's a farrier, but would be cool if he was a saddlemaker or something useful like that instead of a golf pro. I personally view golf courses as a waste of good pasture. Those are nice pics SM, thanks for posting.
     
    11-30-2011, 10:55 PM
  #9
Showing
Thanks guys. Yes, Taz can give the perfect pouty face. I'm very surprised and supremely happy that he's finally beginning to grow into his body. His back legs will never be pretty but I was beginning to fear that the rest of him would be just as fugly forever. His front end is starting to look more and more like John *happydance*.

LOL, Ware, it is extremely handy. He trades free hoof care for all our personal horses for him taking some of the hay that we buy in bulk to feed his horses. We've also got a couple of his in our pasture for the forseeable future. Plus, if he's wanting to try out some new way of trimming/shoeing, I let him experiment on some of our pasture puffs before he starts doing it on his customer's horses. If I had to pay for a trim on every critter we've got, I would be learning how to do it myself cause I couldn't afford it .
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    12-01-2011, 04:40 PM
  #10
Foal
My horse wont stand for the farrier she seems to know the exact date because the day before she's a brat and she wont let me near her the day he comes
     

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