Short of Nashville we noticed that Blackie was limping. So the decision was made to trailer on to Rock Bottom Stables.
We keep Blackie at the Tennessee Valley Animal Care vet clinic for a night while we where in Waverly. The vets there had a look at Blackie, which we appreciate, since he is very important for the journey.
Mr. Fowler shows us some of his animals, including a horse/zebra.
We stopped at Bird Song Trail Rides and met with the guy that build the whole place.
Bill proceeded to prepare the shoes by heating the steel up, placing a piece of Borium on the shoe, re-heating both, and then spreading the soft Borium on the shoe. Our Amish friends watched, while Bill talked.
Randy brought us over to his his Amish friends so Bill could reshoe Blackie. We had been looking for Drill Tech/ Borium for quite some time, and the shoes Blackie had on needed to be replaced. Without Borium the shoes will not have the grip needed on pavement or concrete. In this video Bill removed the old shoes and prepares the hoofs.
Bill nearly made it to Huntingdon when Blackie lost one of his shoes. Luckily Randy, who we had met in the previous town at a restaurant saw Bill and bought us to him. He then brought us to some Amish folks that had a facility to shoe, and more importantly the Drill Tech Bill needed. (Drill Tech is used on steel horseshoes to provide traction and a much more resistant surface.)