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Old 08-28-2015, 08:46 AM   #31
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This is the same intersection today. Not much looks familiar.
Thanks for the flash forward! Notice trolley is long gone, the streets are comparatively narrow, although the sidewalks are wide as a result of urban renewal money. I lived in Medford, just west of here, when I worked at Tufts University. Malden was considerably different, although no horse water trough.
If Maldenites... Maldonians... them, want to go to Boston, as many commuters do, they are slaves of the MBTA, which used to be the MTA. I think they changed the name after what happened to poor Charlie.
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:56 PM   #32
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The Ferrier...
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:24 AM   #33
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It's farrier here. Interestingly, the American usage is closer to the original, which is French (from ferrous for iron.)
As in chemin de fer - the traditional French for railway.
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:58 AM   #34
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:55 AM   #35
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Nice Brookie, that's a good horsey, easy boy...
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:05 PM   #36
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Jumping Jehosaphat!!!!

Look. At. The. Neck. On. That. Hoss.

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Old 09-29-2015, 06:51 PM   #37
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yeah... but look at the wabbit on this hoss. and the neck, don't forget the neck too.

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They do kinda favor each other, neigh?
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:37 PM   #38
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The opposite extreme... would of saved this for a Friday IOtD but you bastards would have eaten the poor little guy.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:00 PM   #39
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But there's more meat on the hoss in post 35 ...


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Old 10-05-2015, 03:38 PM   #40
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Biggest Horse I've been near. These are Percherons. hard to tell just how huge they are until I pan back and you can see jinx next to them
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:48 PM   #41
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Percherons, Belgians, and Clydesdales, The Eagles need that tonnage.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:10 AM   #42
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Ian Williams and his Clydesdale horses, Madge and Dolly, were among more than 230 entrants at the British National Ploughing Championships at Marden, Kent.

The annual event, in its 65th year, has categories ranging from vintage tractors to heavy horses.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:27 AM   #43
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OMG, they're so beautifully matched I want to squee. When I see pictures like this my heart wants to move to the country and lead a cinematic life of honest sweat, in a working relationship with these gentle giants. But after a couple minutes the brain kicks in with a word from our sponsor. Do you want to live that rural dream? Have you forgotten getting up at 5AM, in a 10 below blizzard, to trudge to the barn where they're waiting impatiently for breakfast?
Want to roll over and catch another 40 winks? The tractor don't care, the truck don't care, the animals care. Sigh, the bucolic life isn't, but the horses are.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:50 PM   #44
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As heavy horses have made several appearances in this thread, I thought that this picture might be of passing interest.

The shoe on the left is from a Shire and that on the right is from my old horse.

He was a fairly big lad and wasn't exactly small in the hoof department, but his shoe pales into insignificance next to the Shire's.

Incidentally, I've never met a farrier who didn't wear steel toe capped boots.

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Old 10-14-2015, 02:02 PM   #45
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Anyone who's spent time around horses has had their foot stepped on and farriers spend most of their time vulnerable. The worst part is it's not like them walking by and stepping on you, usually they are changing position and stand on your foot, so you can't do anything until you convince them to move.

I see the heavy shoe still has one caulk(or cork, depending on where you're from), but none left, or never were, on the smaller shoe.
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