Draft Horse Pedicure
August 23, 2012, 12:10 pm
Filed under: August 2012

Duke getting his feet trimmed

                                                    August 23, 2012

     Today I took the horses down to Burton to get their shoes pulled off and their feet trimmed. They will be barefoot now until late January. They get new shoes in time for the maple sap season ans the work that comes with it.

     My farrier uses stocks for the draft horses. I am glad that he does. The horses are secure and safe, as is the man working on their feet. Some folks don’t think stocks are a good idea, but I am a fan of them. Well made stocks are comfortable and safe, giving the farrier’s back a break.

     My horses were in and out in just under 30 minutes each. They all have neatly and correctly trimmed feet. They are no worse for wear. They are not afraid of the stocks or the task of having their feet work done. I think it is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

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