Law & Order
A Day in
the Life of . . . a Farrier
||Leave the house. Drive 45 mins to first call at Bronington,
Ellesmere. My works vehicle is a Landrover Freelander purposely equipped
for the job.
||Trim 2 horse's feet: need to use knife, nippers and
rasp. Customer settles bill and makes appointment for 6 weeks time.
|| Shoe one horse at second call. Use handmade shoes (made
previous evening), take old shoes off horse, trim feet whilst new shoes
heat in gas forge in back of van. Fit new shoes. Cool off shoes, nail shoes
on horses feet.
||Buy much needed "breakfast in a box" from roadside
catering van on outskirts of Preston, Lancs.
||Shoe 3 horses near Preston.
||Visit parents near Wigan
||Home after driving 210 miles
||Confirm appointments for tomorrow by telephone
||Load van for the following day.