Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday, #6

Today, I am thankful for...


...our farrier, Robert.


Paco has problems with quarter cracks and we went through several farriers trying to get the problem taken care of. Some of them even made the situation worse!


Robert was highly recommended by a couple of our friends (thanks Sharon!) and he has done an excellent job with Paco's feet!


And as an added bonus...he will trim the donkeys' feet when they need it! :)

Linking up with Nancy at A Rural Journal for the Rural Thursday Blog Hop.

34 comments:

Kristina said...

I am thankful for my 15 year old daughter. She trims the goats hooves for me.

Robyn said...

Love the photo edits. The color is great. The first pict is my favorite.

Tanya said...

to me that is such a scary job! love the closeups of his hardworking hands!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great pics! A good farrier is such an important thing. We've had ours for about 12 years and he is amazing (and they always tell the best tall tales, don't you think?)

Alica said...

I've often wondered...do the horses usually cooperate with the farrier? It seems like it could be a tricky job if the horses decided he/she didn't want to be messed with!

Candy C. said...

Kristina,
What a good daughter you have, truly something to be thankful for!

Robyn,
Thanks! I felt that the subject matter deserved an "old-timey" feel!

Tanya,
Being a farrier can be a scary job and is hard on the back too!

Candy C. said...

Lisa,
They sure do tell great stories! Guess they've seen it all! LOL!!

Alica,
There are horses that give the farrier a real hard time. I've even heard of them having to be sedated a bit! Yikes!

LindaG said...

That is wonderful! :)

TexWisGirl said...

i like my farrier, too. :)

Evelyn S. said...

It has been so many years since I've watched a farrier shoe a horse. It truly is a skill.

dr momi said...

The farrier job is a hard one, and a good one is hard to find!

gtyyup said...

When you find a good farrier, don't let them go!! The sepia is the perfect touch for this series of photos!

SweetLand Farm said...

Ah a good farrier is hard to find in my neck of the woods. I do like the one I have now though.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I don't have any horses, but we do have a neighbor friend that is a farrier -- it's really an art, I think.


Thanks so much for sharing with us at Rural Thursdays. Great information!

Teresa said...

How great to have someone good at the job. Proper foot care is important.

Candy C. said...

LindaG,
Thanks!

TWG,
A good farrier is a wonderful thing!

Evelyn,
I love watching how he can shape a shoe so perfectly!

Candy C. said...

dr momi,
It is a hard job for sure!

gtyyup,
Thanks, I thought it went well with the subject matter!

SweetLand Farm,
It is good to like your farrier! :)

Candy C. said...

Nancy,
A really good farrier makes it an art!

Teresa,
That is sure the truth! The bad ones are usually really bad too!

Clint Baker said...

I miss my horses, too!

Candy C. said...

Clint,
They are nice to have around, I would miss Paco for sure!

Alla said...

I don't have any horses but I do have goats hooves to trim. That's enough for me. LOL. Love the closeup pics!

Candy C. said...

Alla,
Sometimes the goats are more trouble than the horse, at least mine are! LOL!!

Charade said...

I was immediately drawn to the tattered shirt cuffs in the first shot - and that your farrier seemed to prefer the feel of his work to wearing leather gloves. Just beautiful.

Clint Baker said...

Candy,
I get to go to my friends farm and help them with theirs. That gives me a little fix.

nancypo said...

Great photos, and great old time calling....

Margaret said...

I love me a good farrier! Love the action in b&w. I'll have to do that the next time my two boys get their feet done. Love the old west feel the photos have.

Candy C. said...

Charade,
Thanks! He has real empathy for the horses.

Clint,
I'm glad you are able to get some "horse time" in! :)

Candy C. said...

Nancy,
Thanks!

Margaret,
I was trying for an old west feel to the pictures! :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Pics. Nice you found someone good.

Candy C. said...

Jennifer,
Thanks! He really is good! :)

Clint Baker said...

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Candy C. said...

Thanks Clint!! :)

Kateri said...

Two of my brothers are farriers--one in vermont and one in Maine. Pretty cool to see them at work.

Candy C. said...

Kateri,
It is truly an art and VERY hard work!