So, Tristan is barefoot again. Which was working well, until it wasn’t. Thankfully, the current abscess problem seems to be unrelated to his newly-bare feet, so he will stay barefoot.
When the farrier pulled his shoes last winter, I asked him to set them aside. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them, but I knew I’d want them somehow. I then tossed them into my tack trunk and there they sat.
Here they are today.
Nope, never even cleaned ’em.
So, now I’m pondering ideas for what to do with them. Ideally, I’d like them to be displayed or decorative in some way in the new house – preferably in my study, which will be somewhat horse-themed.
I searched Pinterest, and got the usual assortment of ideas, but none of them spoke to me.
Plus an assortment of really tacky stuff.
You get the idea.
This comes closest to what I’d really like.
Simple, straightforward, and really keeps the focus on the horseshoe as the thing that I am interested in, not as a vehicle for other things.
But I’m still not sold on it. My indecisiveness about this is the main reason these have sat for a year.
So now I’m crowdsourcing this. Has anyone seen nice ways to display a beloved horse’s old shoes, in a way that reminds you of the horse? That’s not just a generic use of a horseshoe? Ideally something a little more understated and classy; “country chic” is very much not my style.