What is that noise coming from the stable?

Posted by Sharkey

Yesterday, Franny and I were outside playing when we heard a lot of banging noises coming from the stables.  It's always a good idea to check these things out, so we trotted on down there.  You know how curious we are.

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Francesca, there's a lot of banging coming from the stable area.  Let's go check it out.  But first, let's say hello to the horses in the paddock.

1 Francesca, there's a lot of banging coming from the stable area. Let's go check it out. But first, let's say hello to the horses in the paddock.

Hey big guys - how are you doing?  Just wondering - why do your hooves make such neat arched footprints?

2 Hey big guys - how are you doing? Just wondering - why do your hooves make such neat arched footprints?

Sharkey, if you wait just a minute, I Martyn, will tell you all about horse shoes.  Don't be in such a rush!

3 Sharkey, if you wait just a minute, I Martyn, will tell you all about horse shoes. Don't be in such a rush!

Silly Sharkey, she could have stayed for the answer.

4 Silly Sharkey, she could have stayed for the answer.

Francesca! I can tell you all about horseshoes.  Wait!  Where are you going?  Why won't either of you listen to me?  I'm a mighty horse, after all!

5 Francesca! I can tell you all about horseshoes. Wait! Where are you going? Why won't either of you listen to me? I'm a mighty horse, after all!

So this is where all the racket is coming from.  It's Linda, the farrier, hammering away on her anvil.

6 So this is where all the racket is coming from. It's Linda, the farrier, hammering away on her anvil.

We love when Linda comes because she always has treats for us.

7 We love when Linda comes because she always has treats for us.

What? You want ME to wear your welding goggles?  No thanks - I think I'll decline.

8 What? You want ME to wear your welding goggles? No thanks - I think I'll decline.

Wow, that looks really HOT!

9 Wow, that looks really HOT!

Look at all of those sparks - better to stand back.

10 Look at all of those sparks - better to stand back.

So, let me get this straight.  You hammer these shoes onto the bottoms of the horses hooves?  Now it's all beginning to make sense.

11 So, let me get this straight. You hammer these shoes onto the bottoms of the horses hooves? Now it's all beginning to make sense.

And these horseshoes are what makes all of those interesting prints!

12 And these horseshoes are what makes all of those interesting prints!

Thanks for clearing that up for us, Linda.  You know what we Frenchies always say?  You can and should learn something new every day!!!

13 Thanks for clearing that up for us, Linda. You know what we Frenchies always say? You can and should learn something new every day!!!

Comments (6)

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I know what a farrier is. Mommy and daddy’s son is one of those guys. He lives in southern Ohio and travels to Kentucky and West Virginia often to shoe horses. I’ll bet he can really make a lot of noise with his hammer and anvil. In order to be called a farrier, one must have a license. It really takes a lot of skill to make a horseshoe fit the horse. Each one is like snowflakes; not all the same. I’m glad that I don’t have to wear those heavy things around. That would slow me down and the squirrels would just laugh at me more than they do. I’ll catch one of those critters one of these days. It’s storming so I think that I will hide in the basement for a while.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • So glad to hear the noise was the farrier, as having horses for years the first thought came...oh oh a horse in trouble. Gosh Francesca and Sharkey aren't those shoes huge? I hope you didn't eat the cut off hooves, dogs love them but it makes them sick.
    I love the barn and stables, the cobble stone reminds me of Germany.
    Kitty here, I'm tired cause we had a snow storm and I'm more of an out door cat, so kept mommie delia up all night letting me in and out, I don't like going potty in the house...mommie says, maybe I'll become an indoor kitty this winter...meeuw will see!

  • Hello Ladies,
    Horses getting their new shoes huh? I think it is really cool that you both have such a good friendship with the horses. They should have been in charge of the election instead of that darn Vivaldi. If it wasn't going to be you, at least the horses can be trusted. You both look so glamorous in the coats. I just love starting my day seeing you both out and about. That certainly won't be for me today as it is 10 below zero here. Brrrrr!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • My heart turns to mush so easily, girls...I hope you will forgive me! Your last little photo of you two and Linda was absolutely precious! You're such friendly and affectionate little girls!...mommieMartha has 'raised you right'!

    Hold-you-tight hugs and kisses on your little heads,

    =^..^=

  • Hi Girl Friends, These sure were great pictures you had today. The weather looked great and you two looked really cute. Sure glad you figured out where that noise came from and that you learned sonething new about the horse shoes. I think it's great that you keep learning something new everyday and I try to do the same thing. Love, Dudley Do Right xoxo

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