Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's Love

Koren, the farrier, arrived on Friday morning to get donkeys hooves back into shape.  Faithful readers will remember I turned to Koren in March/April as I didn't like the way the first farrier was treating the donks (also didn't care for his attitude, but I could have lived with that).  The donkeys now LOVE Koren.  However, this has been a gradual love affair.  The first few visits  Luigi would whirl in a circle while Koren was trying to trim those toes, and it was a battle to keep Gabriella in one place.  But now... what a difference.

This past Friday Luigi was cheek-to-cheek with Koren making sure she was using the right procedure on Gabby.  Other times he was trying to borrow her tools until she reminded him they weren't his to take.  At one point, Koren was bending forward working on Fran and Gabby tucked her head between Koren's legs, almost like she was playing leap frog (only Koren was the frog).

Koren is firm but gentle and now the donks welcome her with open arms when she arrives.

Next time, Rick has to come out and take pictures of the antics.


  1. Yes, yes, pictures are a must! So glad trims are easy for you!

  2. Sounds much better this time! Hope to see pictures of the next trims. They must really like your new farrier!

    My 'good' girl Gracie has gone a little bad when it comes to hoof trims and shots. And to think she used to be such a patient li'l sweetheart about it. Now Ruby has turned into the patient, quiet Eeyore for most tasks of that nature. Just when I think I have them figured out...!

  3. I can't wait to see photos of this event! Would love to be there for it