"Barefoot farrier"---Turns out the HORSES are the barefoot ones, not the farriers. Huh, who knew.
Sorry y'all, no pictures of the people who attended. Upon blog examination, they all appear to be camera shy. By the time I thought to hang a paper bag over Mrs. Mom's head so we could get some shots of her working on a horse, they were done. Darn. May be just a well, though, our horses might just lose it if someone with a bag over their head were to walk up to them. Might be a fun future blog...
Mrs. Mom and DH ("Dear Husband" or "Richard Cranium", depending on the moment) arrived first from "Oh HorseFeathers". DH is not a small man. "Don't be a total jerk, Bill, he will eat your lunch." was the first thing to go through my mind. I hadn't realized just how big he was until I saw him holding a horse's leg up to trim it, lift the horse a couple feet off the ground, and set the standing leg down on his foot, probably to have it at a better angle to work on. Well, that is what it LOOKED like. Until his eyes bugged out, and the look on his face said "Do I kill this nice ladies horse now, or just wait for it to hop back OFF my now broken foot." I was truly impressed. No "words of power" came boiling out. By the time I could look at him again, all I could say was "Buddy, I won't even laugh WITH you on that one."
As I said, Mrs Mom is camera shy, so no pics of her. Your loss (she's purdy cute). She had a gentle, quiet way around the horses, and didn't show off by lifting the horse off the ground as she worked.
We also had a mother daughter team from "Brown Eyed Cowgirls" come for the impromptu clinic. The daughter had mastered the teenage art of "rolling your eyes til you hear the click when mom says something painfully obvious", and she made fast and close friends with our neighbors new puppy, Ingrid (a German Shepard female). Again, no pics, and again, your loss.
GunDiva, RockCrallingChef, Juanita and I were also in attendance. There are pics of us throughout this blog, as we have no pride.
Well, things are getting busy here at the lodge, so other information will have to wait a bit.