Calm, Forward, Straight

Calm, Forward, Straight

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

At the barn #16 - No hoof, no horse

Today was farrier day. Happily, Val's feet are doing really well at the moment. In the last year we're gone from being shod all around, really shelly, lack of sole, and no heel especially on the backs. My farrier has patiently made the transition to barefoot with us, and I'm super happy with the results.

What I love about Will, besides the fact that he drives over three hours to see to our horses, is that he patiently takes the time to explain where your horses feet are, and how he'd like to get to where they need to be. And Val has really warmed up to him - very relaxed.


   What a good boy! (treat was inhaled before I could snap the photo lol)

            Will had his hands full with our neighbor Cowboy's feet...

                       And Val got most of the wormer in his mouth :)


  1. A good farrier is hard to find. We've been lucky with our last two. Val's feet are looking good. He's such a sweet horse.

  2. He's my best guy... Val I mean:)

    I like my farrier too. He's a cowboy, but has a good understanding of other disciplines, and I trust him. Hope we can keep him coming to the island. Have a good weekend!

  3. Hi, I found you through GHM, thought I would introduce myself! Val is just gorgeous.

  4. Thanks Donna - I think he knows it too :)

    I hope to visit your blog this evening - looks like we have a lot in common. Lots of work to do in the meantime.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Wow, his heels do look amazing! Have you noticed it helping his movement?

  6. Hi Kris!! Are you and Katie having a good summer?

    I think more heel (and sole) is helping. He seems less "shuffly". I got to watch Erin ride him not too long ago and he was looking good.

    We haven't hit on much the last few weeks... too HOT. I can't wait for cooler weather.

    Good to hear from you :)


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