|Project by Thos. Angle||posted 03-05-2009 11:26 PM||5034 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Since we can’t move to Wyoming until the 15th and since Carleen has most of the house packed, I’ve had some time to finish some projects before I turn over my machinery. My old horse shoeing box is welded steel. While no horse ever busted it up by standing on it, I can’t hardly lift it any more. Getting old I guess. I needed something lighter. This one is made of Oak plywood. Glued and screwed. Coated with poly and reinforced with some scrap leather on wear points. Shoeing horses is enough work without having to carry a heavy box. The compartments on top are used to hold horseshoe nails and small tools. It’s also a good place to lay shaped shoes before putting them on the horse. The tools have gotten a little rusty while I was using other tools but I’ve gotten them oiled up and ready to go. From my point of view, horse shoeing ranks right up there with fence building, sheep shearing and cow milking; ya gotta do it but ya don’t have to like it, just be good at it.
The “C over T” brand belongs to Carleen and I here in Oregon. The “Reversed S Lazy Open A” is my old Scripter and Angle brand from when I was in business with my Mother.
” If ya ride a mount of hosses, then ya gotta keep ‘em shod,
If ya can’t shoe ‘em standing, then ya lay on the sod,
Ya can tack the iron on ‘em if ya gotta mind to try,
Better git busy, boys, root hog er die.”
Old cowboy song, “Root hog or Die”
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon