I help out on a farm. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but we’re primarily a Tennessee Walking Horse establishment. There are a few boarders so we have a couple of rescued Thoroughbreds and a few quarterhorses (including my buddy Arthur!), and even a couple of ponies with all the attitude and swagger they bring (Oh, those ponies!).
This weekend Hal, the owner, hosted a clinic at the farm for training new inspectors on what to look for when checking a Tennessee Walking horses’ hooves.
The Walking Horse Association is diligent about catching horses that have been abused. Owners who abuse their horses are not allowed to show them in the association’s events. That’s what this clinic was about, training inspectors on what to look for. It’s an intense process and those who attended were instructed ever so carefully.
Hal has rescued many horses that were tortured, like John Henry here.
And Little Boo, who I want to be mine. I love him and his reddish tinged mane. We’re going riding together this summer.
I’ve also got new work to show soon, yes I am still a designer and fabricator of jewelry! I looked back and realized that most of my recent posts have not had any jewelry in them. For shame!
soon, soon, soon~