Big day yesterday
Jackpot got his first set of shoes
Now before everyone gets all up in arms
wondering why we are shoeing a mustang
let me explain
Yes, he needs shoes
If you've ridden Arizona at all
you know it's real rocky in this area
If you haven't ridden this area
come on down
we'll show you what we mean
If you expect to ride many miles
or gather cattle
your horse better be shod
mustang feet or not
Buddy's been doing these things lately
and Jackpot needs
to come in and do his first set to shoes
"Are you ready, Jackpot?"
Meet Buddy's brother Wade
The Fearless Farrier
Slow and easy gets it done
Looks like Buddy did the ground work
Farriers DO appreciate that
Jackpot was very well behaved
Hmm, hard feet?
Nailing that first one on
with a few distractions....
Look - monkey children
Nothing bothers Jackpot
The back end - no problem
He even enjoys and uses the Hoofjack stand
If you're a farrier of any sort
and you don't have one of these stands
stop right now
go. get. one.
The finished product
A job well done
A family portrait
Brothers Buddy and Wade
kids Jet and Mercy
Let's not forget Jackpot's favorite
"That lady with the grain"
Did y'all catch the July Bridle and Bit article?
Did you see this in the August Western Horseman?
Wickenburg residents Jeff Alder, Carson Thomas,
Beaver Bird, and Russ and Mary Dolven
on page 114 in an article about Wickenburg
If you see them around town
get an autograph!!