When the farrier visits all the horses must be gathered in to have their hoof’s dressed, in human terms they get a pedicure, there are three horses and one pony. This summer I took some photographs of this regular event when the sun was shining and we sought shelter from the heat of the day not the rain pouring out of the heavens.

A Farm History of Horse Shoes at the Kitchen Door

A Farm History of Horse Shoes at the Kitchen Door

Waiting for the Farrier

Waiting for the Farrier

Marco Polo Waiting for the Farrier

Marco Polo Waiting for the Farrier

The first horse up was my four year old filly Vita, an Irish sport horse.

Waiting Pedicure Que

Waiting Pedicure Que

She stood as a good horse should as her hoofs were pared down.

Vita Getting Her Hind Hoofs Dressed

Vita Getting Her Hind Hoofs Dressed

Next was sport horse Ishka a bay six year old mare and the first foal out of the first horse I ever owned.

Ishka Standing Still

Ishka Standing Still

Mystic Waiting Her Turn

Mystic Waiting Her Turn

Mystic was third in line an Irish Draft mare, but she was not only getting her hoofs dressed but was going to get a set of shoes so I could ride her.

Vita Curious "I'd Didn't Get Those Shiny Shoes" Not Fair

Vita Curious “I’d Didn’t Get Those Shiny Shoes, Not Fair!!”

Front Shoes on But Still to Clamp Down

Front Shoes on But Still too be Clamp Down

Vita Walks Away as Mystic Gets Her Shinny Shoes

Vita Walks Away Disgusted as Mystic Gets Her Shinny Shoes

A Back Hoof Filed Down to Perfection

A Back Hoof Filed Down to Perfection

Finally Filing Down the Last Front Shoe

Finally Filing Down the Last Front Shoe

Ishka Released

Ishka Released

Later that evening I go up into the field to see how they are all doing the heat of the day cooling off, the sun has set and the sky’s are clear, a perfect summer evening.

Horses Come to talk in the Dusky Evening of a Hot Day

Horses Come to talk in the Dusky Evening of a Hot Day

Marco Polo & Vita in a Summer Gloaming

Marco Polo & Vita in a Summer Gloaming

Vita Listening to Evening Sounds as Dusk Falls

Vita Listening to Evening Sounds as Dusk Falls

Trotting off to Find Her Friends

Trotting off to Find Her Friends

2 Responses to The Farrier Visits

  1. Lorna says:

    Lovely post and gorgeous pics

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