All the horses are shod, with the exception of Billy’s hind feet. Since he’s so kicky in the rear, I’m going to let him wear off most of the old hooves with a few drives before I give it a few licks with a rasp and nail on the new shoes - this is my easy technique for shoeing a difficult horse - ha ha.
Just before we pulled into the Counts’ Ranch the lads provided a bit of a Rodeo when a neighbor went by with a tractor. Ken was pulling a 12 feet wide chisel plow with a tractor with a track drive. The track drive was a new experience for the horses. Doc thought it was a monster and really started acting up. Him and Bill both ended up in the ditch (fortunately the wagon stayed on the shoulder). Since my neighbor Ken never bothered to even slow down, I’ll have to talk to him about his driving etiquette when I next see him.