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Skip to comments.The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread EIGHT
Posted on 10/04/2005 9:56:41 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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But I'll go ahead and repost since you asked:)
Cool picture Frog:)
Well the farrier has been here. I must say he did a great job as far as how it looks this time. The nails were all even. He took his time, almost an hour, he put a trailer on Harley to help with the over reaching. Pictures below. When he was all done, he said "I don't know what happened, I must have not be paying attention, but he was pretty out of balance on his rear. It will take me a few times to get him right, but he's better now". I'm giving him the day off and will ride him tomorrow to see how well the shoeing job functions.
I really respect someone who admits when they have screwed up. Made me feel alot better about keeping him as my farrier.I can forgive a mistake if it's admitted too.
Here's a picture of the pad after he took it off.
Yeah - we'll get the ping, but this is better than having to flip back and forth :~D
Boy - he really wore out that pad. Bay usually doesn't wear holes in his in 8 weeks. And that's when we were riding a lot (relatively, for us) of trail. It's your rocks! and all the riding you do also. Makes a big difference!
I'm glad he got the shoe job back on track this time, and that you don't have to scramble for a new farrier.
Definately looks like a nice job this time. It's good that the guy 'fessed up. Everybody has a crappy day every once in a while.
Well, I'm still reserving judgement. When I was leading him back to his pen, I did here a few light clicks. So the forging is completely solved, but he's always done it some and I realize some of that is conformation.
I'll know better tomorrow how much we accomplished tomorrow when I ride him.
Yeah, I think he just hurried last time, and I really think he truly felt bad about the problems.
And that little tail on the shoe will keep his hind feet on the ground longer? Is that the goal?
The reason it's so white is that it's been defoliated. They spray a mixture of salt water and something else that has a very distinctive smell, either from a small crop duster or a special tractor-mounted spray rig. That smell always reminds me of fall. The crop dusters are crazy! They fly just a few feet above the cotton and I've even seen them fly under telephone lines before. It's real interesting to watch them when they get to the end of a row and there's tall trees at the end of the field. They'll fly almost to the end, then pull nearly straight up. Then they'll do a sharp banking turn and come right back down almost where they left off and start the next strip. It's pretty amazing to watch. They've got to be really good pilots to pull all that off without getting creamed. Oh, and crazy doesn't hurt either. ;o)
I think the purpose of the trailer is to hit the ground first and to pull the toe down quicker, before it has a chance to hit the front foot.
If I understand correctly from what Chris said, it will keep him tracking straighter with his back feet. He toes out some. But from what another shoer told me, it will keep his foot on the ground longer, so who knows:)
Cool! He looks more natural that way than he does in a suit. Thanks!
Heh.... those crop dusters have a fun life even if it's not a long one! :~D
Thanks for showing it.... I don't know when I'll ever get to see a field of cotton.
Great picture but what's "she" doing over here:'(
Are you talking about Ms. Daschle?
No. You have more clout around here than I thought. The cartoon much better:')
Bob needs a book and he could be in Sea Biscuit:')
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