U.S. Army Farrier Charles Morrison Shoes A Horse

Submitted by: daegog 1 month ago in Misc


The US Army still teaches Farrier Craft for Arlington Service Horses -- pretty cool.

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Female 8,127
Watching a horse get shod a few years back- she was not being terribly Co-Operative. Not nasty, just making life extremely difficult. Ended up in a row- a proper row- Blacksmith shouting, horse whickering and stamping. all on that boundary of actual anger and deep laughter. I came on about half way through and it was possibly the funnist thing I saw all year. 
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Male 40,264
My horse Bo would always try to lean on me when I was shawing him. Horses are heavy and it was a constant battle to make him stand on his own.  

Memories back on the farm
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Male 8,715
Gerry1of1 I was always afraid my horse Stetson would finally figure out that he was 1,300 lbs vs. my 200.  

He came down with a case of laminitis once.  I got to know the farrier very well. (I'm pretty sure I help finance his new truck.)  Him making the horseshoes to push on the frogs was expensive. (especially as Stetson had a habit of throwing shoes)
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Male 40,264
megrendel You're lucky, you had a farrier. My dad made me do the horses and file down the goats hoofs. Doesn't include making the shoe of course. Just bought them.
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Male 8,715
Gerry1of1 Stetsen did okay while being shod.  The only part that bothered him was the smoke when the farrier applied the hot shoe.
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Male 40,264
megrendel When I saddled Bo he would puff up. Of course you ride out and he'd let his breath out and I and the saddle slipped right under him. He only got me that way once. After that I'd saddle him....wait five minutes and then tighten the cinch strap.  But of course I looked like something out of a Charlie Chaplin movie and my brothers laughed and laughed
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Male 8,715
Gerry1of1 Stetson tried that trick too.  The trick to getting it tight the first time is, while you have hold of the cinch strap, knee him lightly in the chest.  Not hard, just basically bump him. It made him exhale.
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Female 8,127
megrendel OR, pull a rear leg up then back- gently and from the side.

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Male 40,264
megrendel NOW you tell me !!!!
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Male 4,316
Probably one of the most uninteresting things posted lately.
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Hope she at least got a carrot afterwards. Great post. 
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Male 21,025
I always assumed this would be the most dangerous part of owning/dealing with a horse. I picture a hoof to the face.
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Male 40,264
fancylad If you have a horse that kicks you tie them close to the stall wall so their head cannot go down. Most horses want to lower their head to kick. It's a deterrent, not a guarantee. 
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