Good old roadside service

Farrier Forrest Parris of FP Farrier Service files the hoof of Rose the horse as owner Kristin Mack looks on Thursday in Keokea. It was Rose’s second shoeing. “For her second time, she’s doing great,” Parris said. When asked the key to his job, Parris was quick to say it was learning to communicate with horses. “Instead of grabbing her leg, I ask for it and she lifts it for me,” he said. “They figure it out. They’re pretty smart. You don’t want to argue with them. They are about 1,300 pounds heavier than me.”

Second photo: Parris straightens a horseshoe Thursday.