I think everyone would agree...
there is nothing like a pedicure.
Our poor tired feet,
always walked upon,
stuffed into shoes,
Moonbeam would agree with that.
He has had shoes on his front feet all summer long.
Now that autumn has arrived and winter not far behind it,
it is time to remove his shoes.
Because our horses spend most of the time outdoors,
we remove shoes before winter to prevent slipping on the ice.
Meanwhile, the dogs wait patiently for the farrier to finish.
If they are very well behaved,
they get a special treat....
Yummy, yummy trimmings from Moonbeam's hooves
more tastier than rawhide and just as chewy!
Moonbeam, our Halflinger, is the only one of our horses who is shod.
He is the only one that can be ridden.
The littles and the ponies have natural hooves.
I keep them worn down with a rasp whenever I groom them.
Too bad, says the pups.
They wish they got these yummy hoof treats more often.