Kudos to stylemaker/domestic diva/media mogul Martha Stewart for a photo feature on her blog today that salutes farrier Linda Friedman, who cares for the hooves of Ms. Stewart's Friesian horses at her new farm outside New York City.
Click here to view the blog story, which shows a step-by-step preparation of a winter shoe for one of the horses.
Linda is a caring professional whose client list includes some very high-profile horses and horseowners. She is a great ambassador for the farrier profession. Like so many farriers, Linda cares deeply about the safety and well-being of the horses in her care. An ice storm in New York this week made winter shoes "a must".
Don't you wonder what the interview process was like to be selected as Martha Stewart's farrier!
And notice the lovely white beadboard paneling (and heating ducts) in the barn aisle! The stable, by the way, has its own kitchen and is big enough to sport a 17-foot long mahogany dining table, which is where Martha Stewart serves Thanksgiving dinner. It looks like you could eat off the aisle pavers!
Click here for a recent article in New York magazine about Martha Stewart, with a little slide show about the stable and her architectural/artisanal fence design.