Pretty exciting day around Dogpound South yesterday. There were new shoes to be had but not for Brenda, she already has a closet full of flip-flops, and as for me, well, I have a couple of pairs of boots around here that have a little dust on them but otherwise are still doing a great job.
But our ponies have been wearing theirs out on these Arizona rocks and seeing as how we are heading into March and off on a ten day riding trip soon I thought we should get some new footwear for them.
The shot above is a look into the forge, every shoe is a custom fit job, nothing is too good for our horses. Our Farrier/Smithy needs to do a little heating and a little hitting to get everything just right.
And then there is the final fitting just to make sure it passes the “smoke” test before you
get them all nailed on.
This morning Bill and Margaret K from Dease Lake pulled out of Dogpound South headed over to Yuma and then onto points north, but we are not going to be lonely long as we are expecting Laurie and Odel from Semi-True Tales of Our Life on the Road to pull through the gate at any moment. It has been a little more than a year since we have seen these good folks so it will be great to sit back and catch up on what has been happening in each others lives since that last visit.
Well I better get this sent off to the blog Gods and get back to packing the trailer as we are off on another adventure tomorrow.