Work: house rules stipulate that farrier = day off. What can I say, Previous Horse trained me well.
We deweaponized Rodney’s hind feet early on. At the end of last year, I had the blacksmith remove his front shoes as well. He’ll probably need them back in the summer for stomping flies. Meanwhile this will give him a chance to grow foot. Taking his fronts off has also completed his transformation from fancy stall-bound show horse to redneck yard art.
I’ve seen horses being ridden immediately after being shod. Do yours or do they get the day off?