This week my farrier came to trim my horse's hooves. This is a requirement if you want to keep your horse sound and on his feet properly. This hoof trimming happens about every seven weeks throughout the year.
The horses don't seem to mind, at least my horses don't, they have been handled enough in their lives, this is just part of their life.
I've had several farriers throughout my life with horses. They all shared a common interest in horses and some were better than others at their job. One of my favorite was a woman........... Shocking maybe, but she is still one of the best! When she called me on the phone one day long ago, I wasn't looking for a new farrier. For some reason I ask her questions about shoeing endurance horses, she had all of the right answers and I agreed to meet with her and just talk about horses. The meeting changed my life. She became one of my dearest friends and she did an amazing job shoeing my horses. We ended up spending many hours riding horses on trails together. We might still be riding together if she didn't live so far away and my knees weren't so rickety.
When he was leaving, standing with the door open. He said to me, "Thanks for this time to sit and talk. I love coming here and being reminded of the things that are important to me."
Thanks Randy, for being kind to my horses and understanding the important things. My heart is happy.