Clip, clop, clip, thud

We got a flat.

After we finished lunch the first day, we found Andreas and Malcom busy with the challenge of re-shoeing the lead horse.

There is no AAA for horses.  You could try to roust out a farrier, but that would certainly take a goodly amount of time.  Andreas carries spare shoes and a set of tools to smooth out the hoof and nail a new shoe on.  It isn’t a particularly difficult process, except that the horse doesn’t really like to stand there with one foot in the air so Malcolm has to use considerable persuasion.

The entire operation takes perhaps 15 minutes and is pretty interesting to city slickers like me.  It takes a lot of different skills to run a coaching business; we were impressed.

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