Piggies Need New Shoes

March 26th, 2006
 

It’s a beautiful day in Pearland today. It’s sunny and breezy out with a temperature in the high sixties or low seventies. Unfortunately, I woke up with a headache this morning; I was only up until midnight last night, and I slept until about nine, so I have no reason why I should have a headache, but I did.

Fred hired a farrier to come out to the stable and put some new shoes on the boys. Wendy and Summer went out to watch the shoeing; Bryn had spent the night with Shelby, and neither Bryn nor Shelby wanted to watch the farrier work, so they stayed at home. After I crawled out of bed and took some Tylenol, I drove out to join the party. I was afraid it would all be over by the time I got there, but when I arrived the farrier still wasn’t there. It turns out he’d taken a wrong turn on the way, and he showed up about ten minutes after I got there.

I learned that It takes about forty-five minutes to shoe a horse, at least for an experience farrier like the man Fred hired. I was surprised at how cooperative the horses were. They are never that cooperative when we just try to pick their hooves. Obviously, we have a lot to learn about handling horses.

So now I’m back home. I have my windows open to let the cool spring breeze blow through. I’m trying to fight the urge to take a nap, because I have a lot of writing to do for next week’s blogging. Oh well… maybe just a short nap…




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