Recently I spent time with the horse and donkey and while I was there Sam the farrier stopped by to tend to their hooves. Sam is very friendly and has been shoeing horses for 18 years now.
I loved to see him at work, feeling like I was a witness to a very old skill. I bet most of the tools and techniques have not changed in his trade for a long, long time. He did, however, have a fabulous modern trailer outfitted perfectly for his needs. You can see bits of it in the following photos. Sadly I did not take a full picture of it, but it looked pretty much like this one.
|Sam's wide smile.|
|Sam's trailer is outfitted with a furnace, and anvil and a radio that blasted classical music while he worked.|
|Sam's trailer is pulled by a wonderful truck from 1953.|