Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Eclectic, To Say the Least

Both of the regular shoers were at the barn today. Brian apprenticed with Daniel, who has been the farrier at CF for decades. That alone is impressive, since shoers seem to have rotated through all the previous boarding stables where I've kept my horses.

Anyway, today I entered to barn to the sounds of Indian music coming from his stereo. Traditional Indian music, not Bollywood schlock. This was followed by 1950s ballads.

The last time I was at the barn the same time Daniel was shoeing horses, he was playing Zydeco music. Before that, Celtic tunes. And the first time I encountered his musical taste he was playing 1960s rock while he worked.

I have to admit, I'm not a fan of country western music. I know, that's considered unamerican. But I grew up around jazz and classical musicians -- and jazz in an all-American genre. Nor do I care for hip-hop, and I'm not too enamored with the blues. But I like most other music. So I enjoy Daniel's eclectic music selection for shoeing horses.

What will we be listening to on his next visit to the barn? Klezmer music? Broadway show tunes? (Oklahoma might be appropriate.) Hawaiian slack string? This could prove interesting.

Just another pleasant surprise while settling in to the routine at CF.

2 comments:

Vaquerogirl said...

Just when you think life is all figured out- it throws something totally wonderful at you! HOw cool!

gowestferalwoman said...

lol I wonder how the horses respond? Do they like one kind of music over another? Do they sigh when they hear something he's repeated? lol