Friday, April 17, 2009

Hooves


I will admit I was fascinated by the Farrier. He worked with amazing speed, I could tell I was watching a true craftsman. It also takes quite a bit of trust to grasp a horses hoof between your legs like that. This large white horse was the only one with attitude. He resisted every step of the way. Dick warned me to watch out cause this is the one horse that might kick. He had to lean into the horse forcing him up against the stall doors to keep the horse off balance and under control. Also watching was Caroline and her two grandchildren Caylee and Bailey. Apparently the kids take care of virtual horses online, but this was their first experience on a real horse farm. They got to shovel the real thing, and this was the first time either had ridden a horse. They did great, very serious and determined.

4 comments:

ambienthinker said...

That horse looks great. Cool sketch.

Thor said...

Thanks ambienthinker. I almost didn't post this sketch since I blogged about the Ferrier yesterday.

Anonymous said...

As the "Caroline" watching, I wanted to say that you wonderful sketches bring back great memories of those days on the farm. We so enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing more sketches soon.
Also, on the matter we have in common, did you follow through?

Caraspj

Thor said...

It was wonderful to meet you as well. Felt a certain vicarious pleasure from watching you play cards with your grandchildren.
Expect an e-mail soon.