This morning I rushed to get in a 4 mile run, shower, mix up some applesauce and oatmeal for the twins, and catch the horses before the farrier got here. Zip was a stinker and didn't want me to catch him.
Phoenix gets a little extra trimmed off. Horses typically need their feet trimmed every 6-8 weeks. The horses we have are quarterhorses, and they have been blessed with great feet. None of them have to wear shoes. In fact, Phoenix has never had a shoe on his feet. During the winter, their feet don't grow as much, so we can stretch out the trimmings a little more.
Shaping up the front:
The inside of a farrier's truck. Full of tools and horse shoes of all shapes and sizes:
The aftermath. Think these are just old pieces of horse hooves? Think again. It's a big buffet.
Of the doggie sort, anyhow. Dogs sure love a good horse hoof triming.
It's going to be 92* today. Oh my! What happened to spring? Even at 8:00 am, total haze out.