Sorry, no blog yesterday, our internet was down all day. That don't happen much, but when it does I really start to understand how the internet and all this high tech. stuff affects my life. Oh well, I'm back now.
My shoer, Carl, will be here this morning to put shoes on a few of the boys. I will be helping my neighbor, Pat, with his finial gathering and shipping next week, so need to have the boys ready. It's his payday, when everything he has worked for, all year, goes out on trailers to his buyers. His cattle all look pretty good, given the drought that we are in and I sure hope he gets what he wants for them.
Some folks don't like the idea of shoeing a horse. And I sure understand that. It's like us, we do better if we can go barefoot. Now they sell shoes for humans that are suppose to be more like being barefoot cause it's better for us. But I also know if I try to walk from here to the barn without shoes, It will take me a day or two to get back to the house. I think, that for the most part, folks shoe their horses when they really don't need to, Some horses can get by without them just fine. Kathy has a horse here, he is around sixteen or so, who has never had a shoe on, nor has he ever had his feet trimmed. Some horse, if they can get out and get a little exercise, and are in the right area, can take care of their feet on their own. Others may need to be trimmed from time to time, depending on where they live. But these horses I'm having shod today, will be out chasing down cattle over very rough terrain, and they are going to need some protection. Durning the off season, I try to let them get by without shoes for a few months. I just think it's better for them.
Still working on our clinic for Oct. and Nov. but it's going kind of slow. I think the economy is having an effect on us a little here. But I'm sure it will work out. Some folks still have horses and still need help, or just want to be around other horse people.
Well better get ready for the farrier. Coffee first.
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Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.