August 10, 2019

New Shoes for My Fell Pony

My handsome Fell Pony, Banchunch, is enjoying his new shoes.

Banchunch and all my Friesians get new shoes every four to six weeks. Horseshoes are generally made of metal, such as steel or aluminum and are designed to protect the horse’s hooves from wear. Every shoe must be fitted properly in order to prevent other health and mobility issues from developing. My farrier, Linda Friedman, has been tending to my horses’ shoe needs for many years. She is an expert in shoeing and trimming equine hooves, and she is very passionate about her work and the horses under her care. Yesterday, she came to the farm for one of her regular visits.

Enjoy these photos and the update on my equines.